This wine is a real crowd pleaser, loved for its succulent flavours of passionfruit, tropical fruit and citrus, with a mouth-watering finish.
Winery notes (2022 Vintage)
"The 2022 growing season began with significant rain, marking the end of three years of drought in Marlborough. A period of warmth in early December produced a welcome and better than average fruit-set. In late February we had a couple of significant rains which replenished the soil moisture levels that had reduced during summer. During the two weeks that followed we had cool days and nights which meant the acidities remained on the high side. Harvest coincided with the peak of New Zealand’s Omicron outbreak, which put some pressure on staffing. Excellent teamwork meant we were able to harvest our fruit as it was ready, retaining vibrant acidity and concentrated fruit flavour.
The Sauvignon Blanc for this wine is grown in the Dillons Point and Wairau sub-regions, known for expressive aromatics and ripe fruit flavour. We believe these sites grow the best Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough. Our winery is the only facility in this sub-region, meaning our grapes are immediately pressed after harvest, minimising skin contact. This allows us to capture all the expressive aromatics and fruit flavour, without bitter phenolics. After pressing, the juice was settled and then cool fermented in stainless steel to retain the vibrant flavours and aromas. We use a variety of yeast strains to provide palate weight and complexity."
Reviews for the 2021 vintage below…
5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"Offering impressive fruit purity and power, it's instantly appealing with green rockmelon, passionfruit, kiwifruit and kaffir lime notes on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate delivering excellent weight and juicy fruit intensity. Wonderfully fruited and hugely appealing. At its best: now to 2025."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"Offering good value, the 2021 vintage was grown at sites in the Wairau Valley, including Dillons Point. Pale lemon/green, it is freshly aromatic and full-bodied, with tropical fruit and herbaceous flavours, strong, lively and crisp. Delicious young."