Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc from some of the oldest vines on the estate, planted in 1983, located on the northern side of the Wairau Valley, Marlborough.

Fruit was picked and brought in to the winery in small parcels, each distinctive block matched to its own tank, allowing the small batch winemaking that is key to building all the elements of this blend.

Winemaker's Comments

Classic expression of the dry, gooseberry, grass and passionfruit style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Clean and crisp, it is bursting with a flinty minerality with flavours of grapefruit, gooseberry, herbs and white stone fruit. Expressive on the palate, finishing with great length. 

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    • Decanter World Wine Awards
    • Marlborough Wine Show
    • Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
    GOLD MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
    GOLD MEDAL - The Marlborough Wine Show 2016
    SILVER MEDAL - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017

    DWWA Judges' Comments:
    "Very classic and rather inviting nose with a lovely medley of tropical, elderflower and herbal elements. The elegant palate is crisp, lighter bodied and crunchy and overflows with lifted grapefruit and gooseberry flavours. All told, a pretty textbook example with a lots of appeal. Excellent."