Sauvignon Blanc 2019

80% of our Wairau fruit comes from a single vineyard on Kerseley Estate on Dillons Point, with the final 20% coming from Alice Mills Vineyard in the heart of the lower Rapaura/Grovetown subregion, showing a similar soil type to Dillons Point. 

Dillons Point is a relatively easterly vineyard site, and its microclimate is heavily maritime influenced, being less than 3.5 miles from the sea. This specific site sits on the banks of the Opawa River and therefore with a naturally high water table it is unusual in that the vineyard is not irrigated.
The Kerseley Estate vineyard is visually beautiful, with a very individual character, quite different to the rolling plains of Marlborough. The heavy soil of this site combined with the effects of the sea, mean that the vineyard, which is naturally low yielding, produces noticeably concentrated fruit flavours with real mineral intensity.

The Alice Mills vineyard is nowhere near as fertile, giving more citrus and wet stone notes, as opposed to the jalapeno and passionfruit characteristics of Dillons Point.
It is our intention to create wine that showcases the classic Wairau style, whilst at the the same time highlights the intensity and elegance of these individual sites.

Tasting Note

An aromatic, yet delicate Sauvignon Blanc with elegant aromas of melon and guava topped off by bright gooseberry notes.

  • Alcohol – 13.5%
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