Awards & Reviews
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2016
“Bright very pales straw-yellow colour with slight green hues. This has a full voluminous and intensely packed nose with passionfruit and tropical fruit aromas along with the edgy herbs and snow peas, revealing subtle white floral elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has penetrating flavours of passionfruit and fresh herbs, with notes of tropical fruits, snow peas and cut grass. The palate is mouth-watering with zesty acidity, and the wine flows along a very fine-textured phenolic line with good tension and acidity. The wine carries to an elegant, long and sustained finish of passionfruit, herbs and nettles. This is an intense and penetratinf Sauvignon Blanc with aromas and flavours of passionfruit, edgy herbs, cut grass and tropical fruits on a zesty palate with very fine textures.” Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
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
Cooler temperatures during the 2017 growing season extended the ripening period and delivered trademark Marlborough flavours. Careful vineyard and crop management decisions were made to ensure fruit was harvested clean, phenologically ripe and full of flavour. Our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is made from the finest parcels of fruit from our 2017 harvest and characterised by the rich, ripe tropical flavours and loverly palate weight found in the best examples of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit on the vine displayed excellent varietal intensity and, once pressed at the winery, the juice was cool fermented in stainless steel to retain those clean, crisp fruit flavours. Fruit from the Wairau Valley sub-region brings generous, ripe, passionfruit flavours, the Dillon’s Point imparts a delicious blackcurrant, herbal note and the Waihopai Valley offers a lovely mineral aspect to the wine.
Winemakers Tasting Note
Succulent passionfruit, guava and melon notes are underscored by delicate jalapeño and fresh herbal element. Layers of concentrated tropical and stone fruit 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.
Perfect with creamy rock oysters or a Tomato, Feta and Basil Pasta.