This is our Matua Sauvignon Blanc review.
It’s currently featured in Vivino Best wines under $20 right now for 2021 vintage.
Matua Sauvignon Blanc wine is a refreshing and energetic wine made for gathering with friends on the pool or patio.
Find below our Matua Sauvignon Blanc review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity and where you can buy it.
Our Matua Sauvignon Blanc Review
Matua Sauvignon Blanc review: What's its color?
Matua Sauvignon Blanc wine has a pale lemon color and thin legs.
If you want to know more on how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.
Matua Sauvignon Blanc review: What are the flavors?
Matua was the first to produce Sauvignon Blanc wine in purity in New Zealand.
Is Matua Sauvignon Blanc wine sweet?
No it’s not sweet. Matua Sauvignon Blanc wine is a dry wine.
A dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Matua Sauvignon Blanc review: Which food pairs well with it?
Matua Sauvignon Blanc has high acidity and pairs very well with salty foods, white meats and a variety of fish.
Classic appetizers are Brussel sprouts, salads, asparagus and vegetarian dishes in general. Meat wise go for chicken and turkey.
If are into fish and sushi you’ll be very happy as Sauvignon Blanc is one of the few wines that pairs well with Sushi.
We recommend you try it with shellfish, halibut, cod, salmon and of course sushi.
For cheese lovers go for soft and cream cheeses like Philadelphia and Brie for example.
Matua Sauvignon Blanc review: What's its alcohol content?
Matua Sauvignon Blanc wine’s alcohol content is 13%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Matua Sauvignon Blanc wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Matua?
Here is an extract from the Matua website itself:
“Matua wine is enjoyed here in New Zealand and around the world – but we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Bill and Ross Spence.
Armed with lots of Kiwi ingenuity and determination, these brothers set out to revolutionise the New Zealand wine industry.
Ultimately, when they produced New Zealand’s first Sauvignon Blanc, they changed the way the world drinks Sauvignon Blanc“
Matua was the first to produce Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand.
If you are after a dry, refreshing and fruity white wine Matua Sauvignon Blanc is the wine for you.
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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