Balancing Act Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and Pinot Noir 2011 – Resveratrol Enhanced Wines


There has been a growing amount of research on the antioxidant properties of Resveratrol, a polyphenol that is found in grape skins and seeds. It has been shown that Resveratrol reduces degeneration in the human body and thus studies suggest that wines high in the compound will be beneficial for health. Dr. Philip Norrie, a medical and wine historian and Sydney G.P. has patented a process for enhancing the Resveratrol levels in wine and has produced a brand called ‘The Wine Doctor’. The sole New Zealand licensee for Resveratrol Enhanced Wine is Southern Wines, and two wines have been made by Alan McCorkindale for the company for the local market. The wines have approx. 75 mg of Resveratrol per bottle compared to 1-2 mg as found in a normal bottle of white wine. Here are my reviews of the two wines under the ‘Balancing Act’ brand. www.southernwines.co.nz


  • Balancing Act REW Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Balancing Act REW Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

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