Smith & Sheth Cru Wairau Sauvignon Blanc (2021)

The youthful 2021 vintage (4.5*) was harvested (partly by hand) from mature vines at Renwick and biodynamically grown vines in the Churton Vineyard, in the Waihopai Valley. It was mostly tank-fermented, with small portions of the blend fermented in oak fuders. Weighty, with pure, delicate, tropical fruit flavours and gentle herbal notes, it shows good complexity, building to a dry, lengthy finish. It should be at its best mid-2022+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2022

Reviewed June 2022

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