Sauvignon Blanc 2016
New Zealand’s first certified organic sauvignon blanc and pinot noir wine.
Sauvignon Blanc is ideally suited to the Nelson region where a combination of warm, sunny days and cool autumn nights, help to create the intense varietal flavours for which this flagship New Zealand wine is recognised.
Tasting: Fresh herbaceous characters with gooseberry and capsicum notes. Delicious gooseberry, capsicum, passionfruit and lime / citrus flavours with a lovely background of mineral and nettle tones. Fresh, fruity & vibrant with good weight and length. A very versatile and popular wine that complements a wide variety of food styles especially seafood and ideal as an aperitif.
Vintage: The old vines are on Scott Henry trellising whilst the new vines were trellised on vertical shoot position. A long sunny autumn produced excellent quality fruit with great flavours. Fruit was picked on the 7th of April, crushed and de-stemmed before being cool fermented to preserve the vibrant, fresh Sauvignon characters.
Diet: This wine is suitable for a vegan diet.
Analysis: Alcohol 12.5% Acidity 7.4 Residual Sugar 4.0 g/L
GOLD MEDAL - New Zealand Organic Wine Awards
"Quite a complex bouquet with an intriguing texture and lees spice led beginning; aromas of grapefruit apple and peach, a mild to moderate mineral layer. On the palate - lovely texture and shape with a light fragrant spice and flavours of peach and lemon; plenty of acidity and lees tones, lengthy finish, balanced and well made."
93 Points - Cameron Douglas MW
"Fresh and intensely lifted, the bouquet shows white stone fruit, lime zest, feijoa and musky characters, leading to a juicy palate that is filled with attractive fruit flavours and bright acidity. The wine is focused and finely textured, and finishes long and mouth-watering. Lovely purity and intensity."
91 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Nov 2016