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  • "An elegant, gently rich & sweet-fruited Sauvignon Blanc"- Raymond Chan
  • Carefully crafted from Martinborough to be approachable & elegant.
  • Bright, fresh flavours of a classic Kiwi Savvy.

Tasting Notes

Colour Yellow Green
Nose An elegant combination of fresh gooseberry, herbs and minerals.
Palate Dry, medium bodied and rich with gooseberry and tropical fruits. Finely textured with a balanced acidity and lingering finish.
Food Pairing Mediterranean fare.
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes "An elegant, gently rich & sweet-fruited Sauvignon Blanc"- Raymond Chan. Carefully crafted from Martinborough to be approachable & elegant. Bright, fresh flavours of a classic Kiwi Savvy.
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2016
Region Martinborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
The wine region of Martinborough is located in South Wairarapa on the southern end of the north island, and in only 30 years or so has gone from a sleepy colonial town to a world-class wine village.

The region has picked up numerous international awards since the 1990’s with Pinot Noir picking up the lion’s share of the medals. Pinot Noir is undoubtedly the flagship wine of the region, with some incredible wines being produced.

The mineral laden soils, combined with the cool climate provide the perfect backdrop for Pinot Noir, much as it has for centuries in Burgundy, France. Indeed the Pinot Noirs produced are very Burgundian in style, a compliment not adorned to many other wine regions worldwide.

The micro-climate of Martinborough is rather warm, with hills both to the east and west. Most all of the vineyards are located in thin strips around the northern and eastern sides of the town or on the Dry River to the south of Martinborough. All the vineyards follow dry riverbeds, which have the desired soil structure for viticulture.

Although Pinot Noir is the king of the reds, Shiraz is also cultivated and in the whites, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer and Pinot Gris are grown.
Raymond Chan
Bright straw-yellow colour with slight lemon-green hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant in presentation with aromas of fresh and savoury gooseberry fruit, with green capsicums, herbs and a suggestion of green beans. The aromatics are still fresh with nuances of minerals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has gently rich and luscious flavours of gooseberry fruit with notes of tropical fruits, herbs and a touch of green bean. The fruit forms a good core and has palate presence, flowing along a fine-textured line with balanced acidity, leading to a lingering finish. This is an elegant, gently rich and sweet-fruited Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours and hints of green beans on a fine palate line. Match with Mediterranean fare over the next 2 years. Martinborough fruit fermented in tank to 13.0% alc.


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