Sauvignon Blanc

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Sauvignon Blanc

So good it’s been named as best Sauvignon Blanc at international competitions not once, but twice! Our double Trophy winning Sauvignon Blanc is a Marlborough classic, fresh and expressive with bundles of varietal character. Crisp with passion fruit and grapefruit flavours, it’s destined to be your new favourite Sauv.

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Tasting Note

The sweet fruit characters on the palate, together with the fresh acidity, create an expressive Sauvignon Blanc that’s beautiful with barbequed fresh seafood.

Marlborough is a fantastic region for realising the full potential of grape varieties.  With its mild springs, largely dry summers and consistently cool nights, we get this great extended growing season that means we can leave grapes on the vines until they reach their ideal ripeness.  Our vineyards are also rich with minerals adding that unique zing our Sauv is so well known for.

For this wine we selected individual parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from our vineyards in the Awatere Valley and the Wairau Valley. After harvesting, we fermented each parcel individually using specially selected Sauvignon Blanc yeast strains that work to really enhance the varietal character.  Over the next four weeks a long, cool fermentation took place, with the parcels then being blended, stabilised, and bottled.

Harvest Date 23rd March - 14th April 2017
Vineyard 80% Awatere Valley, 20% Wairau Valley
Alcohol 12.5% PH 3.35
Residual sugar 4.0 g/I TA 7.5
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Reviews and Awards

Reviews

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Awards

Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Raymond Chan
Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Raymond Chan

REVIEW Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Raymond Chan

Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is very fresh with firm and tightly bound aromas of cut grass, nettles and fresh herbs, along with a pungent passionfruit underlay. This is classical Awatere Valley in expression.  Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has fresh and lively fruit flavours of cut grass, nettles and fresh herbs, with notes of passionfruit forming an elegantly concentrated core. The mouthfeel is brisk and racy with fresh acidity, and the wine carries along a fine-textured phenolic line leading to a lingering finish of fresh herbs and nettles. This is a fresh and racy Sauvignon Blanc with archetype Awatere Valley cut grass, nettle and passionfruit aromas and flavours with a fine, dry line.  Match with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years.

17.5/20

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Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Sam Kim
Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Sam Kim

REVIEW Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Sam Kim

Fresh and vibrant, the beautifully lifted bouquet shows passionfruit, grapefruit, peach and lime zest characters. The palate is juicy and intensely flavoured, offering bright fruit intensity and refreshing acidity, leading to a lingering attractive finish. A real crowd-pleaser. At its best: now to 2019.

93/100

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Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Sam Kim
Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Sam Kim

REVIEW Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Sam Kim

Ripe and beautifully fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows passionfruit, nectarine, lime zest and dill characters, which lead to a vibrant palate that is filled with attractive fruit intensity and refreshing acidity. A crowd-pleasing style delivering loads of tasty flavours. At its best: now to 2017.

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