2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

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A turn against traditional Sauvignon Blanc.  Displays luscious stone fruit aromas & ripe gooseberry. 5% barrel ferment, 25% wild yeast. Thorough lees stirring has crafted a complex, rich palate balanced with nuances of passionfruit.  Fine natural acidity gives this wine elegance and class, indicative of sharp vine management in our Waihopai Valley vineyard.  This wine has been carefully cellared for 18 months to allow full maturity.  

pH 3.0 - TA 6.8g/L - RS 2.5g/L. 

91/100 “The first commercial release of this wine. 5% barrel-fermented with lengthy maturation in oak. Rich, textural sauvignon with toast, nutty lees and ginger flavours occupying centre stage with guava, grapefruit and passion in the background”. Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review.