Wow! We've long been fans of the Two Rivers Sauvignon Blanc and this year sees it at its very best. Whilst there are plenty of classic Sauvignon aromas – ripe citrus, gooseberry, a touch of capsicum it is on the palate that the real magic happens. It is bone dry with crunchy salty, acidity, a mouthfilling presence and great flavour length that just sits on the palate for minutes. Certainly one of the best Sauvignons we've tried from 2019.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"A convergence of flavours fromvineyards located in the Awatere Valley and Wairau Valley sub regions. The grapes were gently pressed and fermented at cool temperatures, in concrete egg and stainless steel, to maximise fruit purity and character. The wine was then aged on fine lees for 3 months, adding texture, complexity and increased mouth-feel to the palate.
Bright straw with green hues, this sauvignon blanc has an abundance of fennel, fresh herbs and tomato leaf aromas that mingle with subtle notes of passionfruit, snow pea and nettle. Dry and salty to taste, persistent flavours of zesty citrus and Greengage plum are revealed alongside bright, crunchy acidity. The flinty yet lively palate has a lovely creamy texture and a long smooth finish."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2019 Vintage)
"An obvious beneficiary of a top Marlborough vintage with lime, gooseberry and wet stone/mineral characters. Impressively pure, decadently ripe, high-energy wine with fruity acidity driving a lengthy finish. Appealing sauvignon blanc."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2019 (2019 Vintage)
"Powerful and varietally pure, this impressive offering shows passionfruit, feijoa, kiwifruit and lemon peel aromas on the nose, leading to a fabulously expressed palate that is succulent and lingering. It’s punchy and delicious with a lengthy mouth-watering finish. At its best: now to 2023."
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"The aromatic 2019 vintage is from three sites in the Awatere and Wairau valleys. Matured for three months on its yeast lees in stainless steel tanks and concrete, egg-shaped vessels, it is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with very good intensity of tropical-fruit and herbaceous flavours, a touch of complexity, and a dry (2.7 grams/litre of residual sugar), lingering finish."