Selected for the 2020 Fine Wines of New Zealand List
Gold Medal & 95/100 – New World Wine Awards 2020
The previous vintages of Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc have an impressive lineage including the coveted Trophy for best Sauvignon Blanc in the world at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Pioneers of the Awatere sub- region of Marlborough the fruit for this is all from the original home block. Nothing but impressive from the Awatere Valley's oldest winery.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2019 vintage offers a mouthwatering blend of aromas – vibrant, crunchy greens, white peach, black currant, elderflower, and citrus. The flavour profile brings a delicious mix of white peach and tropical fruit, with a crisp acid backbone and mineral finish."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2019 Vintage)
"Rich, textural and weighty wine with typical Awatere cut grass, green capsicum, mineral and tomato leaf characters. Concentrated and satisfying sauvignon blanc that’s delicious now but will continue to deliver pleasure."
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"The tightly structured 2019 vintage is still very youthful. A fresh, medium to full-bodied wine, it is strongly varietal, with very good intensity of melon and green-capsicum flavours, showing excellent delicacy, and a crisp, dry (3.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), lingering finish. Best drinking mid-2020+."