Gold Medal & 95/100 – New World Wine Awards 2021
Eradus Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc has firmly re-established itself as a star Sauvignon at Vino Fino and this new release continues that tradition. It's a delicious, softly juicy Sauvignon and at this price, it is unbelievable value.
Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Our vines grow on a slender terrace at the edge of the Awatere River, with a unique microclimate and soil structure. Influenced by a fault line, a river, and the power of the nearby Pacific Ocean, our land is stony, dry, windy and cool, elements that create wines of elegance, minerality with a lively and lingering finish. We let the untameable terroir of the Awatere Valley express itself through our vines, grapes and ultimately wines.
Succulent fruit balanced by lovely, subtle and flinty minerality. This is a seductively powerful and moreish wine yet understated by its elegance. The nose is all about floral and nettle notes. In Essential Awatere fashion the finish is lively, crisp and lingering. A delicious wine that brings together “new world” fruit and “old world” elegance and minerality."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"Fabulously aromatic and dazzling, the wine shows passionfruit, Granny Smith apple, white floral and kaffir lime notes on the nose, followed by a powerfully expressed palate delivering terrific fruit purity and intensity. Wonderfully flavoursome with zesty acidity, finishing long and super tasty. At its best: now to 2024."
Reviews for the 2020 vintage below…
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2020 Vintage)
"Offering excellent value, the 2020 vintage was harvested from 20-year-old vines. A full-bodied, freshly herbaceous wine, it is finely balanced, with very good delicacy and depth of passionfruit/lime flavours, lively acidity, and a fully dry finish."