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  • Soft, plump & mouth-filling, softened with a touch of Semillon.
  • Made by esteemed winemaker, Luc Desbonnets, from Expatrius & Frenchman Hills.
  • A truly boutique & cult wine from Waiheke, made in tiny quantities.

Tasting Notes

Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Very soft peach, pineapple and lime aromas, with orange blossom and a firm, chalky minerality.
Palate Silken stone fruits and pineapple flavours build to a bold but balanced orange and citrus acidity. Plump and mouth-filling with a clean, dry finish.
Food Pairing Chicken & camembert pide.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Grown on estate vineyards on Waiheke Island, planted on clay and graywacke soils. Hand tended and handpicked to naturally reflect the unique terroir. Lightly barrel aged and finished with a touch of Semillon in the blend.
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Waiheke Island
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island is renowned for producing world-class red wines and more recently white wines as well.

Waiheke has become known as New Zealand's "island of wine," home to a dedicated group of winegrowers who have successfully matched the maritime climate and ancient soil structures to the selection of classical grape varieties to produce red and white wines with distinctive varietal character.

The climate is well suited to growing Bordeaux wine-type grapes, though some Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc varieties are also considered to be good.

Waiheke winegrowers regularly win awards for Syrah (Kennedy Point's 2007 Syrah won best Syrah in the world in 2009), proving the island's terroir suits it well.


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