Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand
90/100 Bob Campbell (2017 vintage)
4/5 stars, Raymond Chan (2017 vintage)
Decanter World Wine Awards, 2015 (2017 vintage)
International Wine Challenge, 2015: Bronze (2017 vintage)
Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 2014: Pure Silver (2017 vintage)
New Zealand International Wine Show 2014 - Gold medal (2017 vintage)
Marlborough Wine Show 2014 - Silver Medal (2017 vintage)
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015 - GOLD MEDAL (2017 vintage)
International Aromatic Wine Competition 2014 - Silver medal (2017 vintage)
Air New Zealand - International Business Class 2015. (2017 vintage)
Selected by Air New Zealand for the inflight international business class pouring program.
These wines are made to cellar as the grapes were gently pressed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks with a percentage going into older French oak barriques, with yeast selected specifically to enhance the wines natural aromatic characters.
Ottawa Life Magazine "Vibrant gooseberry and grassy aromas. Light on its feet but clean almost shimmers in the glass with fresh tastes of lemon, lime and some tropical fruit on the palate. There's a little green apple creating great acidity and something vegetal on the finish that reminded me of green peppers. Made me think that it would be a nice white wine with a salad nicoise or sushi, a great lunch wine or as a refreshing glass of wine on its own"
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews - Four Stars "Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues. The nose is fresh and tightly bound with penetrating aromas of lively pungent passionfruit, lifted herbs and bright floral detail. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, tight and piercing fruit flavours of gooseberries, florals and herbs form a very finely textured, vibrant and energetic line. The mouthfeel has fresh acid cut and reveals some passionfruit and minerally detail. This is an elegant, tightly bound lively Sauvignon Blanc with floral and gooseberry flavours."
Founded by Ross and Barbara Lawson in 1982, this estate is firmly part of the Marlborough establishment, home to New Zealand’s most famous Sauvignon Blancs.