From elevated, north-facing slopes in the Wairau Valley, the 2017 vintage (5*) of this single-vineyard wine was hand-picked and fermented to full dryness. It was mostly handled in tanks, but a small portion of the blend (2 per cent) was French oak-fermented. Fragrant and full-bodied, it has concentrated, ripe tropical-fruit flavours to the fore, a herbaceous undercurrent, balanced acidity, and excellent complexity, drive and length.
Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021
This wine is a Potential Classic.