This producer aims for a style that 'combines the renowned flavour and aromatic intensity of Marlborough fruit with the finesse and complexity of fine European wines'. Estate-grown on an elevated site in the Waihopai Valley, it is hand-harvested and a small part of the blend (15 per cent in 2017) is fermented and lees-aged in seasoned and new French oak puncheons. The most recent vintage I have tasted is the 2017 (5*). Certified organic, it is a fleshy, distinctive wine, fragrant and mouthfilling, with intense, ripely herbaceous flavours, subtle, biscuity notes adding complexity, and a lingering, fully dry, finely textured finish.
Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $27 NZD
Value for Money: V+
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021
This wine is a Potential Classic.