Wairau River Reserve Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc sourced from Wairau River's Longbend Vineyard situated in the Dillon’s Point area of Marlborough.

Fruit was harvested in the cool hours of the morning and left on skins for 6 hours before gentle pressing. The juice was fermented with cultured yeast in stainless steel vats at low temperatures, then following fermentation left on light lees for 2 months before being finished for bottle.

Winemaker's Comments

A wonderful mix of power and elegance. Upfront nettles and a touch of minerality combine with blackcurrants and passion fruit notes, with a subtle salt character on the palate. The finish is long and persistent.

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    • Decanter World Wine Awards
    • Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
    • Bob Campbell MW - Wine Reviews
    PLATINUM TROPHY (Best NZ Sauvignon Blanc) - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
    GOLD MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

    5 STARS - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Oct 2016
    4.5 STARS - Bob Campbell MW Wine Reviews
    4 STARS - Cuisine Magazine (NZ Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Tasting)

    DWWA Judges' Comments:
    "This is textbook Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc: very fruity and varietal with plush peach, passionfruit and tropical fruit moments and a herbal edge. Juicy and fresh with marked depth. Should appeal to a broad church. Difficult to ask for more."