Typically of a high standard, this great-value wine is blended from Wairau Valley and Awatere Valley grapes, and fermented and lees-aged in tanks. Still youthful, the pale lemon/green 2021 vintage (4.5*) is weighty, mouthfilling and vigorous, with strong, ripe, tropical fruit flavours, threaded with fresh acidity, and a very harmonious, dry, lingering finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.
Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $18 NZD
Value for Money: V+
When to drink: 2022
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 22
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed February 2022