Show price in bond ?
  • Grown in the Moutere hills in Nelson, this wine is mineral, aromatic & dry.
  • A perfect accompaniment to a hot day & a refreshing swim.
  • "Excellent fruit weight & concentration, brilliantly supported by fine texture & mouth watering acidity"- Sam Kim
 

Tasting Notes
-
+

Colour Light Gold
Nose A very aromatic wine, packed with fresh, tropical fruit flavours and a pretty line of salinity.
Palate The palate is rich and textural, full of ripe passion fruit and nettle notes.
Food Pairing Seafood & oysters.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Located on the high slopes of Waipara, small tight bunches of intensely flavoured fruit are produced. Leaf removal is done by hand. The fruit is handpicked at optimum ripeness when the tanned skins, lignified seeds and spicy, rich flavour are at their peak.
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2017
Region Nelson
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 12.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Nelson
Nelson is nestled on the top end of the South Island, two hours to the west of its famous neighbour Marlborough. The wineries are mostly located on the plains, southwest of the town of Nelson, and up on the hills of Upper Moutere.

The region receives a lot more rain than its neighbour Marlborough, however also receives enough sunshine to balance out the rainfall. Nelson’s northern exposure gives it more second highest total hours of sunshine in the whole country. The soil structure tends to clay loams over hard clay subsoils.

Heavier reds like Cabernet Sauvignon don’t do so well in Nelson, where lighter reds like Pinot Noir and even Montepulciano have had more success. In the whites, Chardonnay of very high quality is being produced, with lesser amounts of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chenin Blanc are also cultivated.

Although it is one of the smaller wine regions, the fact that you can visit most of the wineries in a single day is a bonus!
4.5/5
points
Michael Cooper
5/5
points
Sam Kim

Reviews

No reviews available.

Write your own