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  • A premium, elegant and hand-picked Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
  • fruit flavours lead to a smooth dry finish.
  • Fairbourne is terroir inspired from a single hillside vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Colour Golden-Yellow
Nose The nose is very elegant and tightly bound with refined detail, showing white stonefruits and white florals interwoven with delicate herbal and subtle gooseberry and green stonefruit notes, unveiling nutty and mineral suggestions.
Palate Supple across the palate with a generous mouth-feel, the vibrant and expressive fruit flavours lead to a smooth dry finish.
Food Pairing Salmon pairs well with Fairbourne, as does a fresh, citrus drizzled salad with asparagus and feta.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Restraint is the key influence of the Fairbourne winemaking philosophy. Grapes are fermented as site batches with neutral yeast to capture their individual fruit and site expressions. Fermentation is managed in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks over a four week period. The batches are carefully blended, including a small portion barrel fermented in new French oak, to create a silky entry, generously ascending across the palate with a supple texture and dry finish.
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Marlborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 12.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Fairbourne Estate
Fairbourne Estate choose to commit to varietal specialisation and sustainably managed vines to grow consistent, site specific premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This comes from their history of working with and acknowledging the potential of this popular variety when grown on low fertility sites. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is what they know and where their passion lies. They make an elegant, terroir inspired world class wine for evolved and sophisticated wine lovers. Thus they have became known as New Zealand’s only specialist, artisan producer of premium Sauvignon Blanc.

Fairbourne Estate are proud to have been selected by The Specialist Winegrowers of New Zealand, to represent New Zealand’s iconic grape variety, Sauvignon Blanc.

Fairbourne is a hand-picked, single site wine, grown on a hillside vineyard with clay gravel soils, it’s recognised with consistent 5 star reviews. Their winemaker, Sarah, continuously proves there is more to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc than the widely recognised style, and they believe that Marlborough’s best wines are yet to be.
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.
Raymond Chan
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is fresh, bright and upfront with aromas of ripe gooseberry fruit along with notes of tropical fruits and herbs, along with suggestions of nutty nuances and chalky minerals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has juicy and luscious flavours of gooseberries and tropical fruits along with fresh herb notes. The mouthfeel is bright and lively with refreshing and thirst-quenching acidity, and the wine flows along a light, drying textural line leading to a dry finish of herbs and minerals. This is an up-front, juicy and luscious gooseberry-fruited Sauvignon Blanc with lively mouthfeel and a thirst-quenching, dry finish. Match with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years.Marlborough fruit cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 2.0 g/L RS.17.0+/20
Sam Kim
Classically expressed, the fabulously aromatic nose shows passionfruit, apricot, feijoa and lime zest characters. The palate is juicy and intensely flavoured, and offers pristine fruit flavours with fine texture, wonderfully structured by refreshing acidity. The wine is up front and very easy to enjoy.


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