Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc (Organic) 2019 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand
95/100 - Bob Campbell
92/100 - James Suckling
91/100 - Robert Parker
91/100 - Wilfred Wong (wine.com)
95/100 - Bob Campbell (2016 Vintage)
94/100 - The Wine Front (2016 Vintage)
92/100 - Jamie Goode (2016 Vintage)
90/100 Wine Spectator (2016 Vintage)
James Suckling “This offers a complex take on fruit-driven sauvignon style with fresh limes and lemons, as well as peaches on offer and there’s a succulent wrap of smooth-textured fruit to close.”
Robert Parker "The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is on the tropical end of the spectrum, with hints of guava, pineapple and nectarine—a real fruit bowl. It's medium-bodied and silky in texture, with a long, flavorful finish."
Wildfred Wong "The 2018 Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is made for those who love this grape variety. This wine is fragrant and pungent. Its aromas of ripe citrus, dried herbs, and mineral invite a pairing with longneck clam sashimi."
Bob Campbell "Intense, precise sauvignon blanc with grapefruit, citrus, subtle passionfruit and a suggestion of struck flint character. A powerful wine that’s long and linear, with a strong varietal definition that’s made more interesting with a hint of reductive character."
The Real Review "Dog Point Vineyard; one of Marlborough’s brightest stars."
Bob Campbell "A small family-owned, boutique winery located in Marlborough, New Zealand – New Zealand’s premium wine-growing region. Dog Point Vineyards produce wines that respect the natural integrity of the land from which they are made and, reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them."
It was an exciting day for wine lovers when Cloudy Bay's former viticulturist and winemaker Ivan Sutherland and James Healy decided to go out on their own. The vineyards were some of the earliest to be planted in Marlborough and thus have some of the oldest vines in the region. Dog Point is named for the sheep-herding history of the area.
Organic philosophies drive Dog Point's approach to wine growing and in March 2012, 150 hectares of vineyards were certified organic by BioGro New Zealand, with another 60 hectares certified as C1 (2 years in conversion).
A flock of around 2,000 sheep including Romney, Perendale Cross and Merino Wiltshire Cross are grazed in the winter to keep the grass low and fertilise as they go.
After pruning; all the prunings, any grass or cover crops are mulched and added to the compost heap. This is spread under the vines to help conserve moisture and improve soil structure. A mob of 25 steers are also grazed on the property.