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  • Gold Medal Winner - Air New Zealand Wine Show 2017
  • Gold Medal Winner - International Wine Show 2017
  • 5/5 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.

Tasting Notes

Colour Light Gold
Nose Aromas of of fresh pear with ginger and jasmine.
Palate The palate mirrors the bouquet with a rich mouthfeel and crisp, dry finish.
Food Pairing
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Variety Pinot Gris
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2017
Region Marlborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.0%
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.
Raymond Chan
Bright pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter edged. The nose is fresh with vibrant aromas of tropical fruits, passionfruit and gooseberries, unfolding an array of fresh herbs, snow peas, nettles, cut grass, and floral detail with mineral elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has intense and penetrating flavours of passionfruit and gooseberries, herbs and snow peas, with nettle notes. The fruit forms a tight and well-concentrated core, and flows along a fine-textured line enlivened by brisk, mouthwatering acidity. This has depth and detail. The wine carries to a very long, lingering, softly concentrated finish of passionfruit, herbs and nettles. This is a fresh and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc with intensely penetrating and detailed flavours of passionfruit, tropical fruits, herbs and cut grass on fine, mouthwatering palate. Match with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Awatere Valley fruit cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 4 g/L RS.


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