Lawson's Dry Hills
Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.25 RS: 3.8g/L
TA: 6.8g/L Brix: 21.5 - 22.3
Made from selected fruit from our Waihopai and Chaytors Road vineyards, a portion of this wine underwent wild fermentation in both older French oak barriques, puncheons and stainless steel tanks.
This wine has intense aromas of lemongrass, passionfruit and fresh herbs, the palate is crisp and dry and is packed with tropical fruit.
Two to four years
Vegan friendly wine - Grilled crayfish with herb butter, asparagus with lemon, olive oil and feta cheese.
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Awards & Reviews
Wine Orbit - Five stars - 95 points
A beautifully styled Sauvignon with a 15% barrel-fermented portion, the engaging bouquet shows passionfruit, stone fruit, lime zest and subtle almond notes. The palate is concentrated, mouth-filling and delivers excellent fruit purity as well delicate savoury notes, wonderfully structured by perfectly pitched acidity.
Winestate - Wine of the Year Annual - Best of 2017 - Four and a half stars
$25.00 - $30.00 Interesting wine with pungent passionfruit intensity on the nose and heaps of varietal flavours on the well balanced palate, nice nutty oak and crisp acid line.
The Press - Your Weekend - drinks. - Wine of the Week from Cuisine Magazine.
The top Sauvignon Blanc from the recent Cuisine tasting is a vibrant, punchy style where the generous, fleshy fruit core is framed and driven by a flinty layer and bright acidity. Saturday, December 9th 2017.
Cuisine Magazine issue 186 - January 2018 - Five Stars - Number one in the Top Ten.
TOP NEW ZEALAND SAUVIGNON BLANC - A five star recipient and top 10 place-getter a year ago, this beautifully crafted wine comes back to claim top honours. "It teases the palate with spice, true varietal signature and a little funk" noted Cameron Douglas. It's a vibrant, punchy style where the generous, fleshy fruit core is framed and driven by a flinty layer and bright acidity. The flavour profile includes saffron and Indian spice notes, along with citrus and wet stone. It is a powerful, engaging expression that would be a wonderful accompaniment for fish laksa.
Marlborough Wine Show 2017 - Silver medal
Bob Campbell - 95 Points
Weighty wine with greater concentration and complexity than the regular label. Passionfruit, struck match, mineral and green capsicum flavours, with a suggestion of cashew nut. An impressive wine with development potential.
Taste Magazine (NZ) - Best Sauvignon Blancs $20.00-$30.00
Weighty wine with impressive concentration and complexity. Passionfruit, struck match/mineral and green capsicum flavours with a suggestion of cashew nut.
Bob Campbell MW - Five Stars - 95 points.
Weighty wine with greater concentration and complexity than the regular label. Passionfruit, struck match, mineral and green capsicum flavours, with a suggestion of cashew nut. An impressive wine with development potential
Cuisine Magazine issue 180 - Five Stars and Top 10
Smokey intrigue greets the nostrils. Aline of flinty smokiness extends across the palate, providing focus and texture, harmonising with the white peach and greengage notes. This is a wine you would happily match with steamed Marlborough mussels.