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  • Immediately appealing, with classic Marlborough lively fruit flavours.
  • Silver Medal - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2018
  • Silver Medal - Marlborough Wine Show 2017

Tasting Notes

Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Fresh and nicely lifted, the bouquet shows grapefruit, green kiwifruit and lime zest characters.
Palate The palate is fruit expressive and vibrant, and delivers attractive fruit intensity backed by crisp acidity.
Food Pairing Seafood, vegetable, Asian
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes Produced from vineyards in the Lower Wairau plains, which have belonged to the Holdaway family since 1864.
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Body Light Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2018
Region Marlborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 12.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
When most people think of New Zealand wine, the first thing that comes to mind will be Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This one variety more than any other helped springboard New Zealand on to the world-wine scene.

The region is located on the northern end of the south island, nestled around the town of Blenheim, and for many years was a sheep region. It was Montana wines, who in 1973 planted the first vines in the region “too far south to grow good wine.” At the time the region was the southernmost region in the country, but nowadays Central Otago takes south to a whole new level.

Plenty of sunshine hours, relatively low rainfall and cool temperatures provide the perfect conditions for growing world-class Sauvignon Blanc the region is renowned for. Other whites grown include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Sparkling wines. Pinot Noir dominates the red varieties grown, though is typically lighter bodied than Central Otago or Martinborough Pinots.


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