A bright star indeed, Sirius White from the famed organic vineyards of Millton in Gisborne is a delicious yet somewhat enigmatic blend of Chardonnay, Viognier and Marsanne. Full of lusciously ripe stonefruit character it is lifted by the floral notes of Viognier and driven by the acidity of Marsanne. It all comes together in a texturally pleasing and surprisingly serious wine at a fantastic price.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Sirius is the brightest star visible from earth. Sirius White is predominantly Chardonnay with a whisper of Viognier and Marsanne. Our Marsanne and Viognier plantings have come of age and we now find the wine is enhanced by increased quantities of these complimentary varietals. This wine has hit new heights in both flavour and aroma. Sirius White is a marriage of Chardonnay, Viognier and Marsanne. Giving this wine a warm ripe apricot character with lifted acidity, scented white peach and honeysuckle."
91/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"From Chardonnay, Viognier and Marsanne – the bouquet reflects all three varieties with aromas of white peach, white and yellow apricot, apple and a light saline, sea breeze layer. With alight zest and lees spice layer the wine has both a youthful and intriguing complexity. Dry on the palate with a gentle creaminess, medium+ acidity and contrasting core of fruit reflecting the flavours described above. The saline layer is a constant throughout the wine adding complexity and depth. A lovely wine with an immediate enjoyment factor. Best today and through 2022."