Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc by Invivo 2016
He’s trod New Zealand grapes on the set of his famous show and blended Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc into an award-winning wine in a London apartment. This year, though, top talk show host Graham Norton and Kiwi winemakers Invivo headed to Graham’s own back yard to work their winemaking magic: Bantry House in County Cork, Ireland.
Invivo cofounder Tim Lightbourne and winemaker Rob Cameron, travelled over 20,000 kilometres to Norton’s summer location – complete with their precious cargo of six distinctive Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc pressings. Then, over a reportedly riotous afternoon blending session the trio created Graham’s 2016 Sauvignon Blanc.
Long-time Sauvignon Blanc fan Norton was well pleased with the result, but surprised the Invivo crew by inviting a lucky handful of Cork locals to pass judgement on the blend. Their verdict? “Very drinkable…I could drink a lot of that” and “absolutely lovely.”