Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand
90/100 The Wine Front (2019 Vintage)
90/100 Bob Campbell (2017 Vintage)
4/5 stars, Raymond Chan (2017 Vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards
Winner Blue Gold Sauvignon Blanc Wines - Sydney International Wine Competition (2019 Vintage)
Decanter World Wine Awards, 2015 (2015 Vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge, 2015 (2015 Vintage)
Pure Silver- Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 2014 (2014 Vintage)
Gold medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2014 (2014 Vintage)
Silver Medal - Marlborough Wine Show 2014 (2014 Vintage)
Gold Medal - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015 (2015 Vintage)
Silver Medal - International Aromatic Wine Competition 2014 (2014 Vintage)
Air New Zealand - International Business Class 2015. (2015 Vintage)
The Winemaker "Pronounced passionfruit together with fresh herbs, fruit salad
and floral aromas lead to an intense, fruit-driven palate with a chalky minerality and good concentration. This wine is from the outstanding 2020 vintage and rates highly on the drinkability scale!"
Selected by Air New Zealand for the inflight international business class pouring program.
These wines are made to the 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" (2017 Vintage)
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 a fresh acid cut and reveals some passionfruit and minerally detail. This is elegant, tightly bound lively Sauvignon Blanc with floral and gooseberry flavours." (2017 Vintage)
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.