Awards & Reviews
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2016
5 stars 18.5 / 20
“The nose is gently full and concentrated with well-packed aromas of pungent passionfruit harmoniously melded with tropical fruits, fresh herbs and mineral nuances. The aromatics open with ethereal detail and grow in presence with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate features rich and lusciously mouth-filling flavours of passionfruit and tropical fruits, along with fresh herbs and minerals, forming a rounded and concentrated core. The fruit is underlined by very fine textures and refreshing, lacy acidity, and the wine carries to a long, lingering, concentrated finish with fine grip and depth. This is a mouth-filling and concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with pungent passionfruit flavours, freshness and presence.” Raymond Chan Wine Reviews August 2016
No.1 Rated & 95 Points – Bob Campbell MW
Champion Sauvignon Blanc – New World Wine Awards 2015
Trophy & Elite Gold – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015
Gold Medal – Marlborough Wine Show 2015
4.5 Stars – Winestate Magazine – Michael Cooper review
“Intense Sauvignon Blanc with strong guava, passion fruit, lime and a suggestion of nutty yeast lees character. The wine has a weighty, mouth-filling texture and lengthy finish. Classy Sauvignon Blanc at a very competitive price” Bob Campbell MW
Our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is made from the finest parcels of fruit from our 2016 harvest. The vineyards delivered nice, ripe fruit with excellent varietal intensity. Once pressed, the juice was cool fermented in stainless steel to retain the clean, crisp fruit flavours from the vineyard.
This wine was made to capture the diverse flavours found within the Marlborough sub-regions. The Wairau sub-region brings generous ripe passionfruit flavours, the Dillon’s Point imparts delicious blackcurrant, leafy notes and the Waihopai lays in a lovely flinty or mineral element to the wine.
Winemakers Tasting Note
Our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc represents the finest quality from Marlborough. Succulent passionfruit, guava and blackcurrant notes are underscored by delicate jalapeño and fresh herbal element. Layers of concentrated tropical fruit and citrus flavours are complemented by an attractive, flinty or mineral aspect on the full, rich palate. A mouth-watering, zesty, acidity frames a delicious and lingering finish.
This wine is versatile and would pair well to a wide range of white meat and seafood dishes. Try with creamy rock oysters, a crunchy summer salad or chicken enchiladas.