Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"A complex and textural wine from the gravels of our Waipara riverside home — dense with fresh flavours of summer. A Sauvignon Blanc full of character, comprised of fruit from 31 year old vines — 3 different clones grown on three different terraces — handled 3 different ways in the winery. Kaboom!
2021 saw a small harvest in our region after a trying growing season — coming off the back of three dry winters and a very late Spring frost. For our vineyards, this was overlaid by our three year period of organic conversion, in which vines tend to produce less as they adjust to a slightly different management regime. 2021 is our first biogro certified vintage, and 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is our second certified organic wine release.
Three individual parcels of scrumptious Sauvignon Blanc fruit from different terraces and terroirs within our vineyard were picked at various degrees of ripeness, and treated differently in the winery. Some were fermented in stainless steel for purity and drive, some in older oak for complexity and character, some had far longer skin and/or lees contact than others. This wine is the sum of those many parts — yet expresses an intense and singular precision. Therein lies the magic."
Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, February 2022 (2021 Vintage)
"There’s no mistaking aromas of fresh green herbs, citrus flesh, tangerine peel, green apple and stony minerals. When you visit this site you’ll see and absorb what I mean. A satin texture touches the palate first then a contrasting youthful acid line takes over carrying flavours of apple and meyer lemon, herbs, some tropical fruit moments and lime leaf. Delicious, refreshing, precisely balanced and ready. Best drinking from 2022 through 2027+."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
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."