Framingham Sauvignon Blanc

In a line of more than 120 New Zealand sauvignons, it’s remarkable just how much a touch of barrel fermentation can lift the texture and appeal of a young wine. Line it up with some fusion action on your table, and this same refined texture and seamless persistence will work its magic again. In a vintage too often characterised by hard acidity, there is a beautifully fine acid profile to this wine, energising focused lemon zest and grapefruit flavours, with nuances of gooseberry and passionfruit. It lingers confident and textural. $20 at World Wine.