Forrest Wines is a family-owned business, unique in owning land in four of the great terroirs of New Zealand; Marlborough, Waitaki Valley, Gimblett Gravels in Hawke’s Bay, North Otago and Bannockburn, in Otago. Leaving behind careers in molecular biology and medicine, Drs John and Brigid Forrest established the winery in 1988 and remain hands on in all aspects of the family wine business. Forrest Wines is home to The Doctors’ range. With the strapline, ‘Innovation through Excellence’ these wines are all lower-alcohol than comparable New Zealand whites while maintaining the typical Marlborough flavour profile and palate that consumers have grown to love. The lower alcohol is achieved by restricting the sugar concentration in the fruit at harvest as well as arresting fermentation at the appropriate time.
This lower alcohol Sauvignon Blanc nearly leaps out of the glass. With red capsicum, passionfruit and fresh herb notes, it’s full and satisfying to taste, with that crisp refreshing, tropical Marlborough finish.