New Zealand wines are sourced from vineyards in each of the sub-regions of Marlborough
the Awatere, Waihopai and Wairau Valleys. These valleys have their own micro-climates and terroir which give a unique personality to the vineyards, grapes and finished wine. The wines are winemaker Samantha Bailey.
In The Vineyard
Select small parcels from the southern Waihopai
Valley ridge, were harvested at different times and
levels of ripeness, and vinified separately. In The Winery
The vinification techniques provided a range of flavour profiles from which to blend. With cool ferments to retain freshness, and some tropical
components aged on lees for texture and palate weight. The assemblage of this wine has resulted in a multilayered wine that is flavoursome.
The bright, crisp Sauvignon is a perfect match with
all sea beasties from delicate freshly caught
seafood to rich and meaty barbecued king prawns.
Awards & Press
2014 Vintage: DWWA 2015 - Bronze
2014 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 - Silver
2014 Vintage: IWC 2015 - Bronze
2011 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
2014 Vintage: "‘Some asparagus on the nose and palate with some bell pepper on the finish, decent length
and balance,’ said consultant Sam Caporn MW. ‘A more delicate palate, subtle and fresh,’ added Guillaume
Mahaut of The Jugged Hare." Sommelier Wine Awards 2015, Judges Comments
2011 Vintage: "Lovely balance between zesty citrus, pineapple and light minerality with a touch of texture,
perhaps from some time spent on the lees. 'Ice-cold freshly pressed apple juice flavours. Good character for
the price,' said Sandia Chang, Roganic." Sommelier Wine Awards 2012