Pungently aromatic, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc assails the senses with red capsicum (bell pepper) and gooseberry characters, lush passionfruit and tropical fruit overtones. Other notes include fresh cut grass, tomato stalks, grapefruit or lime. Climate is a major factor factor in defining Regional styles. Nelson:Intensely aromatic, generally produce a medley of ripe tropical fruit alongside the more classical cool climate herbaceous elements. Marlborough:It is noted for its complete lack of subtlety, its intense flavours of green pepper and gooseberry, and a character that has been famously described as "cat's pee on a gooseberry bush".