Top class sauvignon blanc. If you ever visit the cellar door/restaurant just outside Queenstown try their degustation lunch menu. The friendly staff will perfectly pair their wines with some stunning local produce. Don't be in any sort of hurry though, this is an experience to enjoy slowly. Winery Notes: Pale straw in colour with aromatics typical of a lively New Zealand sauvignon blanc displaying fresh vibrant passionfruit and pink grapefruit notes. The variety of ferments adding all their own special nuances to the aromatics. The barrel component adds yet another dimension of ripe stone fruit with subtle creamy notes and texture across the...
Raymond Chan | October 2016. 17.5+/20. Helen has worked very hard at making a style that is suited to her fruit and the district, giving a point of difference to the passionfruity thiol-monsters of the 2016 Marlborough vintage. Elegance, freshness of fruit, more methoxypyrazine gooseberry fruit, bright acidity and delicate textures were the aim, and for this, she’s used some skin contact and 30% in barrel. Very pale straw. The nose is tight and elegant with ripe yellow stonefruits and green stonefruits, and no tropical fruit. On palate crisp and steely with a slippery mouthfeel. Gooseberry fruit with subtle textures and detail. But the...
~ Buy Six and Pay $40 per bottle net ~ "This latest release sports a slightly tweaked label and different coloured capsule, although the wine is much the same; a crisp, bone-dry sauvignon blanc with passion fruit and tropical fruit balanced by capsicum, lemongrass and grapefruit zest. A moderately weighty wine with crisp acidity driving a lengthy finish. 1/11/2016" BC 95/100 Drink to 2021
Bob Campbell - 95 - "A Class Act" Raymond Chan - 18.5/20 Christine Austin - "One of the best Sauvignon Blancs on the shelf this vintage" Cam Douglas - 93 - "highly aromatic with specific aromas of fresh apple, grapefruit & lemon. Drink now and until 2019" Jamie Goode - "Dog Point is one of my favourites, and this 2016 is singing..." Michael Cooper - Five Stars " Highly concentrated and tightly structured, it's a very harmonious wine, arguably the best vintage yet." Mike Cooper "The things I always look for with Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc are firstly its trademark flinty, quartz-like texture, that vital combination of aromatics and rich fruit...
SECTION 94 A fuller bodied, textural style of Sauvignon Blanc. This single vineyard parcel is situated within the Dog Point Vineyard, using the same low cropping level from vines planted in 1992. Fruit is hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented and aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottled without fining. REVIEWS Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate - 94 Points A barrel-fermented, no holds-barred style of Sauvignon Blanc, the 2014 Section 94 delivers honeyed peaches, lemon tart and pink grapefruit on the nose with hints of struck match (sulfides), lightly browned toast and yeast extract. The palate is wonderfully intense...
Winery Notes: The Sauvignon Blanc is planted at our coastal Te Awanga vineyard where the cooling sea breeze and free draining shingle soils give us fantastic quality grapes for making this wine. Citrus characters with subtle gooseberry enhanced by a flinty minerality are typical of the Sauvignon Blanc from our coastal Te Awanga vineyard. - China Wine & Spirits Awards, 2017 Double Gold Medal - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 17/20 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, NZ 90 points - Winestate Magazine Best Value Award
Two Years in a Row with 95/100 - Bob Campbell MW Wine Reviews 95 points. "Scented sauvignon blanc with currant bud, nectarine, lime and subtle nutty characters. Smooth-textured wine with character. Great food wine in a bone-dry style, with impressive weight and richness. "5/4/2017 18.5/20 Raymond Chan Bright, light straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues, lighter on the rim. This has a full and voluminous nose with softly packed aromas of ripe white and yellow stonefruits with suggestions of tropical fruit entwined with subtly complexing nuances of herbs, nuts and minerals. The aromatics show ripeness and refinement and unveil green...
~ Buy Six Bottles and Pay $33 per Bottle Net ~ Lifted aromas of grapefruit and passionfruit with signature Awatere Valley mineral notes and tomato leaf. Medium bodied in the mouth with beautiful fruit intensity balanced with characteristics of lime, gooseberry and tropical fruits. A long refreshing finish with minerality lingering on the palate.
Tightly bound aromas of gooseberry and green stone fruits melded with piquant fresh herbs, cut grass and minerals, forming a firm and intense core. The mouthfeel is bright, lively and poised with refreshing, lacy acid tension. This is a concentrated thirst-quenching Sauvignon Blanc with juicy fruit. — Raymond Chan Aromatic and quite concentrated sauvignon blanc, with an intriguing mix of lemon zest, subtle tree fruit, nectarine and a suggestion of savoury, nutty character. Complex, linear and long. Very appealing wine. 94 Points. — Bob Campbell MW “Giving plenty of pure, zippy mown grass, elderflower and grapefruit peel notes with a...
TASTING NOTES Rockburn Fumé Blanc is a handpicked selection of barrels that most eloquently speak of site and season, and exhibit character above and beyond their crad le - mates. Although made from Sauvignon Blanc, what I am seeking is expression of minerality and texture, something far away from the “ordinary” as far as we understand Sauvignon Blanc to be here in New Zealand. Leave your pre - conceptions behind and this wi ne will open your eyes. Our Fumé Blanc is a single vineyard wine displaying the richness and m i nerality created from out Parkburn Vineyard site, but focused more on complex, textural secondary characters rather...
Winemaking:- After picking and gently pressing, three distinct vineyard blocks were fermented separately in barrels and tanks before being blended for bottling. Colour Pale straw. Bouquet:- Classic Sauvignon Blanc aromas of bell pepper, grapefruit and citrus zest. Palate Crisp and alive, with sweet pea and tropical fruit flavours. Wood-smoke and mineral nuances from barrel fermentation. Alcohol 9.5 % v/v
~ Buy Six and Pay $29 per Bottle Net ~ Wine Spectator 90 points. Winner Blue-Gold Medal, Sydney IWS 2016. Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 5 stars. 18.5/20. Bob Campbell 92 points. Winery Notes: Sauvignon Blanc is grown in our Marlborough vineyard on stony riverbed terraces, gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks to give intense passionfruit and gooseberry fruit characters. The wine is fruit-driven in style, with complexity from lees ageing for several months in stainless steel tanks before bottling. This wine is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with intense flavours and crisp acid in a dry style.
~ Buy Six Bottles and Pay $29 net per Bottle ~ GOLD MEDAL, San Francisco IWC, 2017. WS 90 points Roasted herb and saline notes add some complexity to the lush pear, peach and citrus flavors. Shows terrific intensity on the finish, where a hint of matcha green tea comes in. Drink now. 4,000 cases made. –MW "Ten Sisters Sauvignon Blanc is 10 times better than any Sauvignon Blanc I've tasted in its price point ... I wouldn't be surprised if you started hearing about Ten Sisters in the same breath as well-known, established labels such as Kim Crawford and Villa Sandi ... This is a very polished and refined wine with a long finish –...
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