Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Aromas of passion fruit, pink grapefruit and citrus rind supported by layers of lime blossom, elderflower and lemongrass. The palate shows ripe stone fruits with citrus, creamy complexity from the lees contact in barrel — leading to bright and vibrant acidity which provides a pure, fresh finish.
This wine is all about layers of complexity. The first parcel was picked from our lower Hellblock terrace in early April, to create a classic Sauvignon blanc base. Processed and fermented in a way to preserve the delicate yet intense aromatics of Hellblock grown fruit. The next two parcels were picked riper, from our more exposed and rugged upper terrace blocks. This idea is to expand the flavour profile and add character to the wine. With these parcels we used wild ferments with solids, a small amount of skin. After three months maceration on lees all components were blended and stabilized in early spring."
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2019 Vintage)
"A distinctive and engaging bouquet with aromas of mineral first then flowers, citrus and fresh herbs. Complex and enticing. Flavours and textures on the palate follow the same line. Grapefruit, lemon, apple and tropical fruit moments then fresh herbs and fruit spice. Abundant acidity, lengthy and well made. Great example and ready to enjoy from today and through 2025."
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"The 2019 vintage was estate-grown in North Canterbury and partly matured on its yeast lees in barrels. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, in a refined style with fresh, penetrating, grapefruit and lime flavours, crisp and tightly structured. Best drinking 2022."
4 Stars Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"The Boneline Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is a light, fresh and gently tangy sauvignon blanc with lime, citrus, nectarine, wildflowers and root ginger characters. It’s seamless and with an appealing balance of fruit sweetness and mouth-watering acidity."