New Zealand Premium Sauvignon Blanc Mixed - 6 Pack Value
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New Zealand Premium Sauvignon Blanc Mixed - 6 Pack Value
New Zealand Premium Sauvignon Blanc Mixed - 6 Pack Value
New Zealand Premium Sauvignon Blanc Mixed - 6 Pack Value
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New Zealand Premium Sauvignon Blanc Mixed - 6 Pack Value
New Zealand Premium Sauvignon Blanc Mixed - 6 Pack Value

New Zealand Premium Sauvignon Blanc Mixed - 6 Pack Value

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This curated selection showcases the best of New Zealand's renowned Sauvignon Blancs, offering a range of refreshing and aromatic wines. From crisp citrus notes to tropical fruit undertones, each bottle captures the essence of New Zealand's distinctive terroir. Perfect for wine enthusiasts and casual sippers alike, this collection promises a journey through the stunning landscapes and dynamic flavors of New Zealand wine country. Elevate your wine experience with our Premium Sauvignon Blanc Mixed 6 Pack Value.

1 x Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc (Organic) 2020 ~ Central Otago, New Zealand

95/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review
93/100 Wine Spectator
Bronze - James Suckling
90/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review 
(2019 vintage)
90/100 James Suckling 
(2019 vintage)

Gold - New Zealand Organic Wine Awards
Champion Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand Organic Wine Awards
Silver - San Francisco International Wine Competition
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Gold - New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 
(2019 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards 
(2019 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review 
"Rich, concentrated sauvignon blanc with vibrant passionfruit, guava, citrus, grapefruit and red capsicum flavours. Power and purity with a mouth-watering acid backbone and an impressively lingering finish"

Wine Spectator "Generous passion fruit, mango and guava notes add a tropical flair to the core of peach, melon and citrus flavors. The intense fruit flavors gain intensity and juiciness on the finish."

James Suckling "Aromas of passion fruit, lemon cordial and ripe pear. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity and sweet, tropical and citrus character."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Bright, tangy, aromatic sauvignon blanc with citrus, grapefruit, wet stone, mineral and a suggestion of wood smoke. An intriguing wine in a bone-dry style with a lingering finish. Quite austere. Good food wine. " (2019 vintage)

James Suckling "Very bright passion fruit and lime with herbal accents on the nose lead to a palate that has crisp, tropical-fruit flavors." (2019 vintage)

Amisfield's 200ha property, once a prominent high country merino station, is one of the largest single vineyard estates in the Central Otago region.

Central Otago, near the bottom of New Zealand's South Island, is the world's most southerly wine region. Vineyards cling to the sides of mountains and high above river gorges in this dramatic landscape.

One of the most distinctive features of Central Otago as a wine region is its marginal continental climate, with extreme seasonal and diurnal temperature variations. This shortens and intensifies the growing season and poses a frost risk for an extended period of the year. For this reason, many Otago vineyards occupy hillside sites, angled towards the sun, and reduce the risk of frost damage by keeping cold, dense air on the move.

Some producers employ frost protection on flatter sites, typically wind machines, frost pots and water sprinklers. Some have even been known to fly helicopters back and forth over their vineyards to prevent frost from settling.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Neudorf Tiritiri Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ~ Nelson, New Zealand

93/100 Bob Campbell
16/20 Jancis Robinson (2018 Vintage)
94/100 Bob Campbell (2018 Vintage)
94/100 Cameron Douglas (2018 Vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2018 Vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker (2018 Vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
94/100 Bob Campbell (2016 vintage)
89/100 Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)
16/20 Jancis Robinson (2014 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2014 vintage)

Sir George Fistonich Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

Wild Ferment | 20% Old Barrel Ferment | Unfined | Vegan

Organic 

Bob Campbell - "A serious rather than showy sauvignon....with concentrated melon, apple and citrus flavours that dominate an array of more subtle notes (try ginger and roasted nut). A good food wine."

Cameron Douglas - "Fragrant, spicy, herbaceous and fruity with aromas and flavours of gooseberry, fresh herbs, pineapple, golden kiwi, grapefruit and apple. Youthful, fresh and vibrant textures with salivating acidity, a fine lees autolysis, a whisper of ginger and tropical fruit flowers. Fruit and herb flavours return. Nice light weight and length."

Jancis Robinson "Superior." (2018 vintage)

The Winemaker "This Sauvignon exudes restraint. It is refreshing and textural, alluring and moreish. One the nose a bouquet of bright blossom is underpinned by fresh summer fruits. The feel across the palate is poised, succulent, bracing and sophisticated. It is grown on the alluvial gravels down on the Waimea Plains, from Marama Vineyard, owned by Brett and Anna Woodwiss. In the winery, we use 100% wild ferment, and this along with 20% barrel fermentation moderates the high tone nature of the variety." (2018 Vintage)

Drinking Window - "Made from fruit purchased off the Waimea Plains, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc was fermented entirely with indigenous yeasts and 40% was done in barrel. It offers up fragrant notes of snap peas and pink grapefruit is medium-bodied and silky-textured in the mouth and finishes with hints of nectarine on the long finish" (2018 Vintage)

Organic wines are made from grapes grown without pesticides, following strict organic standards. Organic wines are produced in vineyards that do not use synthetic chemicals. Certified organic wines have been certified by BioGro 5438 certification in New Zealand. 

Neudorf Vineyards is arguably the most well-known producer in New Zealand's famous Nelson wine-growing region. Neudorf was founded in 1978 by Tim and Judy Finn, who experimented with what was then unknown wine territory, building a thriving winery that is now famous for its wines made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. The Finns were pioneers of organic farming in New Zealand and their wine-making philosophy is one of minimal intervention.

Tiritiri is a new brand from Neudorf which collaborates with named, hand-selected growers in the Nelson region to make excellent wines. All wines are created from single-vineyard which are committed to low cropping.

Nelson is a small, wine region at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it enjoys a unique mesoclimate that is perfect for aromatic grape varieties. Wines made from Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are considered to be some of the best in New Zealand.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Seifried Aotea Sauvignon Blanc 2021 - Nelson, New Zealand

95 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
95 Points (5 Star) - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
95 Points - Decanter, Decanter Magazine (2020 vintage)
94 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2020 vintage)
93 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (2020 vintage)
90/100 Rebecca Gibb MW (2020 vintage)
94-95/100 Three Wine Men, Oz Clarke (2019 vintage)
94/100 Bob Campbell (2019 vintage)
91/100 Decanter (2019 vintage)
17/20 Jancis Robinson (2019 vintage)

Gold - Berliner Wein Trophy, Summer Tasting, 2021, Germany
Gold - Mundus Vini Summer Tasting 2021, Germany
Gold - AWC Vienna, 2020 (2020 vintage)
Gold - Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2021, Belgium (2020 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, United Kingdom (2020 vintage)
Silver - London Wine Competition 2021, United Kingdom (2020 vintage)
Silver - Mundus Vini Summer Tasting 2020, Germany (2020 vintage)
‘Best of Show New Zealand White’ - MUNDUS VINI 2019 Summer Tasting, Germany (2019 vintage)
Gold - Royal Easter Wine Show 2020, New Zealand (2019 vintage)
Gold - MUNDUS VINI 2019 Summer Tasting, Germany (2019 vintage)
Gold - New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2019, NZ (2019 vintage)
Gold - AWC Vienna 2019, Austria (2019 vintage)
Silver - San Francisco Int. Wine Competition 2019, USA (2019 vintage)
Silver - The New Zealand Int Wine Show 2019, NZ (2019 vintage)

Commended - International Wine Challenge (2016 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2017 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition (2018 vintage)
Commended - International Wine Challenge (2016 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2016 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition (2016 vintage)
Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition (2017 vintage)
Blue-Gold & Top 100 - Sydney International Wine Competition (2016 vintage)
Gold - Mundus Vini (2016 vintage)
Bronze - New Zealand Wine of the Year (2016 vintage)

4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Wine Buyers Guide 2022
5 Stars - Michael Cooper (2019 vintage)

Bob Campbell "Crisp, vibrant sauvignon blanc with Rose’s lime juice,passionfruit and gooseberry avours. Impressive purity and power, with an ethereal texture and lingering nish.” (2020 vintage)

Cameron Douglas MS "Attractive fruit-centric bouquet of peach tea, sweet lemon, apple then fresh hay and herb notes. Fresh, fleshy and textural palate of lemon and tropical fruit, plenty of salivating acidity and a balanced, lengthy finish." (2020 vintage)

Rebecca Gibb MW "Just-ripe pineapple and gooseberry meet capsicum and mint in the 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Aotea Nelson. While light-bodied, it offers more concentration than the average bear, with nice sinew and line on the firm, mouth-watering finish." (2020 vintage)

Three Wine Men, Oz Clarke "Fabulous classy wine, magically blending a lees richness of nuts and bread crust with probing, mouthwatering green apple and lemon pith acidity. Great balance between zesty acid and ripeness” (2019 vintage)

Decanter "The Aotea range is Seifried's pinnacle of production, the fruit for this wine sourced from the Rabbit Island vineyard 1.5km from the sea. It sees no oak, allowing the ripe apricot, zippy lemongrass and grassy green characters to shine, which linger on the long, tropical finish." (2019 vintage)

Jancis Robinson "Intense and lively peapod and green fig. Ripe and rich but with no unwanted sweetness. Generous, full of fruit but still so fresh. At last a wine that tastes dry." (2019 vintage)

The Winemaker "Aromatic and fresh Sauvignon Blanc flavours were encouraged prior to vintage through careful canopy management. The fruit was de-stemmed and pressed immediately after harvest and a cool fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks to retain the clean, fresh aromatic fruit characters."

Wine Spectator "... Seifried is a winery located in the lesser-known Nelson appellation on the northern tip of the South Island, just west of Marlborough. The region has the highest sunshine hours in all of New Zealand. Farther inland, mountain ranges to the east, south and west provide shelter for the valleys and benchlands, while the northern areas benefit from a more maritime climate. The summers are warm and relatively dry and the nights cool. Seifried pulls from two vineyard sources to make this complex and juicy white. One is just 10 miles from the coast, adding liveliness to the wine, while the other is sheltered from the coast, with stony soils yielding riper fruit."

The Real Review "The Seifried family now farm over 200 hectares across eight sustainably accredited vineyards in the Nelson region. Wines are exported to 21 countries around the globe and all three Seifried “children” are fully involved in the family business. The Seifried family really are, pioneering family winegrowers."

Decanter "Born in Austria, Hermann Seifried studied winemaking in his homeland and in Germany before moving to South Africa to gain hands-on experience with KWV. His next (and so far final) step on his journey was to New Zealand, where he arrived without a word of English in his vocabulary. Here he met (Sweet) Agnes, [which some of his wines are named] whom he married in 1971. They held a joint ambition to plant their own vineyard in Nelson at the very north of New Zealand’s South Island, where they spotted the immense potential. Despite the naysayers who claimed that Nelson was too far south and too cold an environment in which to fully ripen grapes, they pressed ahead, and 1973 marked the planting of the first vines, with the first vintage released three years later."

London Wine Show "Seifried Estate is a company devoted to sustainable winegrowing and producing the very best Nelson [New Zealand] has to offer."

Seifried Estate was created by New Zealand winemaking pioneers, Austrian-born Hermann Seifried and his New Zealander wife Agnes. They planted their first grapes in the Moutere Valley near Nelson and made their first wine in 1976. Seifried is a founding member of 'Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand' and was an early adopter of the programme when both the winery and vineyard auditing programmes were first established in the New Zealand wine industry in the mid-1990s. The programme aims to deliver a framework for viticultural and winemaking practices that protect the environment while efficiently and economically producing premium wine grapes and wine.

Seifried's Aotea wines include a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Gewürztraminer, and are small-parcel, single-vineyard wines made from the best fruit from the estate.

Nelson is a small, little-known wine region at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it enjoys a unique mesoclimate that is perfect for aromatic grape varieties. Wines made from Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are considered to be some of the best in New Zealand.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Catalina Sounds Sound of White Sauvignon Blanc 2022 - Marlborough, New Zealand

92/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review
90/100 James Suckling (2021 vintage)
90/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2021 vintage)
95/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2020 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2020 vintage)
90/100 New Zealand Wine Rater (2020 vintage)
93/100 Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot (2019 vintage)
93/100 New Zealand Wine Rater (2019 vintage)
93/100 The Wine Front (2019 vintage)
90/100 World Wine (2019 vintage)

5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide (2019 vintage)

Gold - Asia Wine Challenge (2019 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2019 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Tangy, punchy sauvignon with green apple, lime zest, gooseberry and subtle passionfruit flavours. Sweet-sour interaction creates a bit of welcome tension and helps to drive a lengthy finish."

James Suckling "Fruity, tropical nose of rock melons, papayas, lime curd and passion fruit. Medium-bodied with tangy acidity. Clean and fruity finish." (2021 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Mellow, smooth-textured sauvignon with gooseberry, green capsicum, passionfruit, guava and lemongrass flavours supported by tangy acidity that drives a lingering finish." (2021 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Intense, smooth-textured wine with good weight and mouth-feel from barrel fermentation while retaining strong varietal identity with gooseberry, passionfruit and nectarine flavours. Rich, satisfying wine." (2020 vintage)

James Suckling "Aromas of lemon leaf, fresh straw, flint and grapefruit pith. Medium-bodied. Subtle and nuanced with steady balance. Baked citrus and herbs are characterized by flint and crushed stone. Barrel fermented. (2020 vintage)

New Zealand Wine Rater "An intense, attractive, almost honeyed bouquet su ggestive of the complexing influence of lees and old barrels. There's notes of white flowers, sweet pea, beeswax, vanilla, sage and spice. A soft, lush, mellow, textural wine supported by toasty, vanilla flavours adding complexity. Great consumer appeal for those who appreciate complex Sauvignon styles." (2020 vintage)

Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot "Super wine this and a great example of how well handed oak treatment can add so much interest to sauvignon blanc. You can see plenty of winemaking effort as it opens up with guava and floral aromatics well supported by powerful oatmeal barrel ferment and vanilla bean oak. There is plenty of oak here but it sits nicely in the wine. The palate is then dry and rich – exotic tropical fruits and oak again giving great impact which is then lifted by touches of leesy gunflint. It’s a serious food wine too for fancy veal or scallops." (2019 vintage)

New Zealand Wine Rater "Intensely aromatic, ripe and complex on the nose with alluring aromas of rock melon, yellow plum, lemon curd and white peach complexed by enticing roasted fennel and vanilla notes from oak influence. A generous, hedonistic, rich, textural style showing depth and complexity." (2019 vintage)

World Wine "This is good stuff. It's tempered through the mouth and offers a sense of calm. That calm of the water in the bay before the wind picks up after sunrise. That. Ripples of passionfruit and passionfruit curd early with shades of gooseberry . It's creamy with pastry feels too. But that passionfruit rides high and long. A lemony tang on close seals the deal. Yeah, it's good stuff." (2019 vintage)

Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide " Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with deep, ripe, tropical fruit flavours, finely integrated oak adding richness and complexity, fresh acidity and a long, harmonious finish." (2019 vintage)

Marlborough based award-winning winery, Catalina Sounds is known for wines that harness the purity and vibrancy of Marlborough’s climate and landscape. The name Catalina Sounds evolved from the majestic Catalina flying boats that played a vital role across the South Pacific during and after World War II.

Marlborough is by far New Zealand's most important wine region. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region produces around three-quarters of all New Zealand wine. It is particularly famous for its pungent, zesty Sauvignon Blanc - widely considered by critics to be the best Sauvignon currently produced anywhere on the planet. Commercial-scale viticulture began in Marlborough in the 1970s – it conquered the world within 25 years!

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc (Organic) 2022 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand

95/100 & Top Rated Wine Rater Sauvignon Blanc Tasting
94/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review
93/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review
93/100 & Rated Excellent Cameron Douglas MS
93/100 James Suckling
91/100 The Wine Front
17.5/20 Jancis Robinson
93/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2021 vintage)
Bronze - CellarTracker (2021 vintage)
95/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2020 vintage)
93/100 James Suckling (2020 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2020 vintage)
16.5/2. Jancis Robinson (2020 vintage)
Bronze - CellarTracker (2020 vintage)

5 Stars Michael Coopers

Organic 

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Aromatic wine with appealing nectarine, lemongrass, gooseberry, lime and subtle passionfruit flavours. A punchy sauvignon with purity, energy and concentration supported by mouth-watering acidity."

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Light bright yellow colour with pungent aromas of passionfruit, lemon and lime. If intensity is your want, this certainly provides it."

Cameron Douglas MS "Really fantastic bouquet with aromas of fresh, ripe citrus and white fleshed fruits, plenty of fresh and dried herb and a tropical fruit moment with a green papaya and mango. Delicious on the palate, but also very taut and youthful, no mistaking the acid line, this will calm over the next year allowing more of the fruit to show. Fresh herb and white fleshed fruits along with pink grapefruit and a stony mineral quality all have a voice."

James Suckling "Nettles, thyme, green apples and grapefruit on the nose. Medium-bodied, sharp and clean cut with a refreshing core of citrus and green fruit. Vivid. From organically grown grapes."

Jancis Robinson "Powerful green-fruit aroma. Really a mass of ripe fruit on the palate – well counterbalanced by acidity. Very bright and energetic with no shortage of interest and nuance on the mid palate. Definitely a superior example of the genre."

Michael Coopers "Hand-picked at several sites in the Wairau Valley, it is lees-aged in tanks but handled without oak. The 2022 vintage is a bright, light lemon/green, mouthfilling wine, with punchy, youthful, passionfruit/lime flavours, crisp, dry and lingering."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Crisp, dry and concentrated sauvignon blanc with nectarine, guava, salty-mineral, capsicum and lemongrass flavours. A serious sauvignon with intensity, length and a backbone of peppery phenolics. " (2021 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "I love the purity, precision and concentration in this powerful organic sauvignon blanc. Peach, guava, melon, saline and oyster-shell flavours are underpinned by taut, ripe acidity. A very attractive sauvignon." (2020 vintage)

James Suckling "This has some youthful, flinty notes with lime peel and green passion fruit, as well as peach and wet stone. The palate is crisp, composed and quite nicely coiled into shape. Punchy and pure citrus and tropical flavors sit fresh." (2020 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "...boasts explosively pungent scents of boxwood, passion fruit and grapefruit. A bit more sedate on the medium-bodied palate, the flavors skew more toward pineapple and grapefruit with touches of fig and nectarine. This shows ample concentration, a silky mouthfeel, bright citrusy flavors and good length. In sum, it's a fine example of classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc." (2020 vintage)

Organic wines are made from grapes grown without pesticides, following strict organic standards. Organic wines are produced in vineyards that do not use synthetic chemicals.Certified organic wines have been certified by Biogro New Zealand. 

Dog Point is a prestigious wine producer based in Marlborough, in New Zealand's South Island. As with most producers from the region, Dog Point's most notable wines are produced from Sauvignon Blanc.

The winery was established in the early 2000s by Ivan Sutherland and James Healy who had previously worked together at Cloudy Bay as viticulturalist and oenologist respectively. 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.

Marlborough is New Zealand's most important wine region by far. Situated at the northeastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region is home to over 500 growers and produces around three-quarters of all New Zealand wine.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand

Bronze - Wine Enthusiast
Bronze - Bob Campbell, The Real Review

92/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2019 vintage)
90/100 Wine Spectator (2019 vintage)
Bronze - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2019 vintage)

Silver - Mundus Vini
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze - International Wine Challenge
Bronze - San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold - Sydney International Wine Competition (2019 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (2019 vintage)
Silver - New Zealand Wine of the Year (2019 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition (2019 vintage)
Bronze - San Francisco International Wine Competition (2019 vintage)
Commended - International Wine Challenge (2019 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "The palate is very youthful and pungent with searing acidity and a tight but intriguing texture, the fruit squeaking."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Fresh, punchy sauvignon blanc with gentle passionfruit, melon, lime juice and grapefruit flavours. A simple, appealing wine with good varietal and regional definition."

Decanter World Wine Awards "Smoky aromas surrounded by peach and nectarine lead to a ripe palate of gooseberry and passionfruit. Zingy acidity on fresh finish."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Attractively fresh, pungent sauvignon blanc with classic gooseberry, passionfruit and capsicum flavours. A nicely balanced wine, with fruity acidity and subtle sweetness building a pleasing tension." (2019 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "Passion fruit, nectarine and citrus notes abound on the nose of the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. It's medium-bodied and crisp, finishing clean and refreshing. A solid effort." (2019 vintage)

Decanter World Wine Awards "Complex, lifted spicy and zingy gooseberry aromas. Lovely palate weight and texture, with concentration and balance on the long layered finish. Excellent." (2019 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 "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.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

 

This curated selection showcases the best of New Zealand's renowned Sauvignon Blancs, offering a range of refreshing and aromatic wines. From crisp citrus notes to tropical fruit undertones, each bottle captures the essence of New Zealand's distinctive terroir. Perfect for wine enthusiasts and casual sippers alike, this collection promises a journey through the stunning landscapes and dynamic flavors of New Zealand wine country. Elevate your wine experience with our Premium Sauvignon Blanc Mixed 6 Pack Value.

1 x Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc (Organic) 2020 ~ Central Otago, New Zealand

95/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review
93/100 Wine Spectator
Bronze - James Suckling
90/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review 
(2019 vintage)
90/100 James Suckling 
(2019 vintage)

Gold - New Zealand Organic Wine Awards
Champion Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand Organic Wine Awards
Silver - San Francisco International Wine Competition
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Gold - New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 
(2019 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards 
(2019 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review 
"Rich, concentrated sauvignon blanc with vibrant passionfruit, guava, citrus, grapefruit and red capsicum flavours. Power and purity with a mouth-watering acid backbone and an impressively lingering finish"

Wine Spectator "Generous passion fruit, mango and guava notes add a tropical flair to the core of peach, melon and citrus flavors. The intense fruit flavors gain intensity and juiciness on the finish."

James Suckling "Aromas of passion fruit, lemon cordial and ripe pear. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity and sweet, tropical and citrus character."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Bright, tangy, aromatic sauvignon blanc with citrus, grapefruit, wet stone, mineral and a suggestion of wood smoke. An intriguing wine in a bone-dry style with a lingering finish. Quite austere. Good food wine. " (2019 vintage)

James Suckling "Very bright passion fruit and lime with herbal accents on the nose lead to a palate that has crisp, tropical-fruit flavors." (2019 vintage)

Amisfield's 200ha property, once a prominent high country merino station, is one of the largest single vineyard estates in the Central Otago region.

Central Otago, near the bottom of New Zealand's South Island, is the world's most southerly wine region. Vineyards cling to the sides of mountains and high above river gorges in this dramatic landscape.

One of the most distinctive features of Central Otago as a wine region is its marginal continental climate, with extreme seasonal and diurnal temperature variations. This shortens and intensifies the growing season and poses a frost risk for an extended period of the year. For this reason, many Otago vineyards occupy hillside sites, angled towards the sun, and reduce the risk of frost damage by keeping cold, dense air on the move.

Some producers employ frost protection on flatter sites, typically wind machines, frost pots and water sprinklers. Some have even been known to fly helicopters back and forth over their vineyards to prevent frost from settling.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Neudorf Tiritiri Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ~ Nelson, New Zealand

93/100 Bob Campbell
16/20 Jancis Robinson (2018 Vintage)
94/100 Bob Campbell (2018 Vintage)
94/100 Cameron Douglas (2018 Vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2018 Vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker (2018 Vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
94/100 Bob Campbell (2016 vintage)
89/100 Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)
16/20 Jancis Robinson (2014 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2014 vintage)

Sir George Fistonich Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

Wild Ferment | 20% Old Barrel Ferment | Unfined | Vegan

Organic 

Bob Campbell - "A serious rather than showy sauvignon....with concentrated melon, apple and citrus flavours that dominate an array of more subtle notes (try ginger and roasted nut). A good food wine."

Cameron Douglas - "Fragrant, spicy, herbaceous and fruity with aromas and flavours of gooseberry, fresh herbs, pineapple, golden kiwi, grapefruit and apple. Youthful, fresh and vibrant textures with salivating acidity, a fine lees autolysis, a whisper of ginger and tropical fruit flowers. Fruit and herb flavours return. Nice light weight and length."

Jancis Robinson "Superior." (2018 vintage)

The Winemaker "This Sauvignon exudes restraint. It is refreshing and textural, alluring and moreish. One the nose a bouquet of bright blossom is underpinned by fresh summer fruits. The feel across the palate is poised, succulent, bracing and sophisticated. It is grown on the alluvial gravels down on the Waimea Plains, from Marama Vineyard, owned by Brett and Anna Woodwiss. In the winery, we use 100% wild ferment, and this along with 20% barrel fermentation moderates the high tone nature of the variety." (2018 Vintage)

Drinking Window - "Made from fruit purchased off the Waimea Plains, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc was fermented entirely with indigenous yeasts and 40% was done in barrel. It offers up fragrant notes of snap peas and pink grapefruit is medium-bodied and silky-textured in the mouth and finishes with hints of nectarine on the long finish" (2018 Vintage)

Organic wines are made from grapes grown without pesticides, following strict organic standards. Organic wines are produced in vineyards that do not use synthetic chemicals. Certified organic wines have been certified by BioGro 5438 certification in New Zealand. 

Neudorf Vineyards is arguably the most well-known producer in New Zealand's famous Nelson wine-growing region. Neudorf was founded in 1978 by Tim and Judy Finn, who experimented with what was then unknown wine territory, building a thriving winery that is now famous for its wines made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. The Finns were pioneers of organic farming in New Zealand and their wine-making philosophy is one of minimal intervention.

Tiritiri is a new brand from Neudorf which collaborates with named, hand-selected growers in the Nelson region to make excellent wines. All wines are created from single-vineyard which are committed to low cropping.

Nelson is a small, wine region at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it enjoys a unique mesoclimate that is perfect for aromatic grape varieties. Wines made from Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are considered to be some of the best in New Zealand.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Seifried Aotea Sauvignon Blanc 2021 - Nelson, New Zealand

95 Points - Cameron Douglas MS
95 Points (5 Star) - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
95 Points - Decanter, Decanter Magazine (2020 vintage)
94 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2020 vintage)
93 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (2020 vintage)
90/100 Rebecca Gibb MW (2020 vintage)
94-95/100 Three Wine Men, Oz Clarke (2019 vintage)
94/100 Bob Campbell (2019 vintage)
91/100 Decanter (2019 vintage)
17/20 Jancis Robinson (2019 vintage)

Gold - Berliner Wein Trophy, Summer Tasting, 2021, Germany
Gold - Mundus Vini Summer Tasting 2021, Germany
Gold - AWC Vienna, 2020 (2020 vintage)
Gold - Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2021, Belgium (2020 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, United Kingdom (2020 vintage)
Silver - London Wine Competition 2021, United Kingdom (2020 vintage)
Silver - Mundus Vini Summer Tasting 2020, Germany (2020 vintage)
‘Best of Show New Zealand White’ - MUNDUS VINI 2019 Summer Tasting, Germany (2019 vintage)
Gold - Royal Easter Wine Show 2020, New Zealand (2019 vintage)
Gold - MUNDUS VINI 2019 Summer Tasting, Germany (2019 vintage)
Gold - New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2019, NZ (2019 vintage)
Gold - AWC Vienna 2019, Austria (2019 vintage)
Silver - San Francisco Int. Wine Competition 2019, USA (2019 vintage)
Silver - The New Zealand Int Wine Show 2019, NZ (2019 vintage)

Commended - International Wine Challenge (2016 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2017 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition (2018 vintage)
Commended - International Wine Challenge (2016 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2016 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition (2016 vintage)
Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition (2017 vintage)
Blue-Gold & Top 100 - Sydney International Wine Competition (2016 vintage)
Gold - Mundus Vini (2016 vintage)
Bronze - New Zealand Wine of the Year (2016 vintage)

4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Wine Buyers Guide 2022
5 Stars - Michael Cooper (2019 vintage)

Bob Campbell "Crisp, vibrant sauvignon blanc with Rose’s lime juice,passionfruit and gooseberry avours. Impressive purity and power, with an ethereal texture and lingering nish.” (2020 vintage)

Cameron Douglas MS "Attractive fruit-centric bouquet of peach tea, sweet lemon, apple then fresh hay and herb notes. Fresh, fleshy and textural palate of lemon and tropical fruit, plenty of salivating acidity and a balanced, lengthy finish." (2020 vintage)

Rebecca Gibb MW "Just-ripe pineapple and gooseberry meet capsicum and mint in the 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Aotea Nelson. While light-bodied, it offers more concentration than the average bear, with nice sinew and line on the firm, mouth-watering finish." (2020 vintage)

Three Wine Men, Oz Clarke "Fabulous classy wine, magically blending a lees richness of nuts and bread crust with probing, mouthwatering green apple and lemon pith acidity. Great balance between zesty acid and ripeness” (2019 vintage)

Decanter "The Aotea range is Seifried's pinnacle of production, the fruit for this wine sourced from the Rabbit Island vineyard 1.5km from the sea. It sees no oak, allowing the ripe apricot, zippy lemongrass and grassy green characters to shine, which linger on the long, tropical finish." (2019 vintage)

Jancis Robinson "Intense and lively peapod and green fig. Ripe and rich but with no unwanted sweetness. Generous, full of fruit but still so fresh. At last a wine that tastes dry." (2019 vintage)

The Winemaker "Aromatic and fresh Sauvignon Blanc flavours were encouraged prior to vintage through careful canopy management. The fruit was de-stemmed and pressed immediately after harvest and a cool fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks to retain the clean, fresh aromatic fruit characters."

Wine Spectator "... Seifried is a winery located in the lesser-known Nelson appellation on the northern tip of the South Island, just west of Marlborough. The region has the highest sunshine hours in all of New Zealand. Farther inland, mountain ranges to the east, south and west provide shelter for the valleys and benchlands, while the northern areas benefit from a more maritime climate. The summers are warm and relatively dry and the nights cool. Seifried pulls from two vineyard sources to make this complex and juicy white. One is just 10 miles from the coast, adding liveliness to the wine, while the other is sheltered from the coast, with stony soils yielding riper fruit."

The Real Review "The Seifried family now farm over 200 hectares across eight sustainably accredited vineyards in the Nelson region. Wines are exported to 21 countries around the globe and all three Seifried “children” are fully involved in the family business. The Seifried family really are, pioneering family winegrowers."

Decanter "Born in Austria, Hermann Seifried studied winemaking in his homeland and in Germany before moving to South Africa to gain hands-on experience with KWV. His next (and so far final) step on his journey was to New Zealand, where he arrived without a word of English in his vocabulary. Here he met (Sweet) Agnes, [which some of his wines are named] whom he married in 1971. They held a joint ambition to plant their own vineyard in Nelson at the very north of New Zealand’s South Island, where they spotted the immense potential. Despite the naysayers who claimed that Nelson was too far south and too cold an environment in which to fully ripen grapes, they pressed ahead, and 1973 marked the planting of the first vines, with the first vintage released three years later."

London Wine Show "Seifried Estate is a company devoted to sustainable winegrowing and producing the very best Nelson [New Zealand] has to offer."

Seifried Estate was created by New Zealand winemaking pioneers, Austrian-born Hermann Seifried and his New Zealander wife Agnes. They planted their first grapes in the Moutere Valley near Nelson and made their first wine in 1976. Seifried is a founding member of 'Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand' and was an early adopter of the programme when both the winery and vineyard auditing programmes were first established in the New Zealand wine industry in the mid-1990s. The programme aims to deliver a framework for viticultural and winemaking practices that protect the environment while efficiently and economically producing premium wine grapes and wine.

Seifried's Aotea wines include a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Gewürztraminer, and are small-parcel, single-vineyard wines made from the best fruit from the estate.

Nelson is a small, little-known wine region at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it enjoys a unique mesoclimate that is perfect for aromatic grape varieties. Wines made from Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are considered to be some of the best in New Zealand.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Catalina Sounds Sound of White Sauvignon Blanc 2022 - Marlborough, New Zealand

92/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review
90/100 James Suckling (2021 vintage)
90/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2021 vintage)
95/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2020 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2020 vintage)
90/100 New Zealand Wine Rater (2020 vintage)
93/100 Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot (2019 vintage)
93/100 New Zealand Wine Rater (2019 vintage)
93/100 The Wine Front (2019 vintage)
90/100 World Wine (2019 vintage)

5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide (2019 vintage)

Gold - Asia Wine Challenge (2019 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2019 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Tangy, punchy sauvignon with green apple, lime zest, gooseberry and subtle passionfruit flavours. Sweet-sour interaction creates a bit of welcome tension and helps to drive a lengthy finish."

James Suckling "Fruity, tropical nose of rock melons, papayas, lime curd and passion fruit. Medium-bodied with tangy acidity. Clean and fruity finish." (2021 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Mellow, smooth-textured sauvignon with gooseberry, green capsicum, passionfruit, guava and lemongrass flavours supported by tangy acidity that drives a lingering finish." (2021 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Intense, smooth-textured wine with good weight and mouth-feel from barrel fermentation while retaining strong varietal identity with gooseberry, passionfruit and nectarine flavours. Rich, satisfying wine." (2020 vintage)

James Suckling "Aromas of lemon leaf, fresh straw, flint and grapefruit pith. Medium-bodied. Subtle and nuanced with steady balance. Baked citrus and herbs are characterized by flint and crushed stone. Barrel fermented. (2020 vintage)

New Zealand Wine Rater "An intense, attractive, almost honeyed bouquet su ggestive of the complexing influence of lees and old barrels. There's notes of white flowers, sweet pea, beeswax, vanilla, sage and spice. A soft, lush, mellow, textural wine supported by toasty, vanilla flavours adding complexity. Great consumer appeal for those who appreciate complex Sauvignon styles." (2020 vintage)

Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot "Super wine this and a great example of how well handed oak treatment can add so much interest to sauvignon blanc. You can see plenty of winemaking effort as it opens up with guava and floral aromatics well supported by powerful oatmeal barrel ferment and vanilla bean oak. There is plenty of oak here but it sits nicely in the wine. The palate is then dry and rich – exotic tropical fruits and oak again giving great impact which is then lifted by touches of leesy gunflint. It’s a serious food wine too for fancy veal or scallops." (2019 vintage)

New Zealand Wine Rater "Intensely aromatic, ripe and complex on the nose with alluring aromas of rock melon, yellow plum, lemon curd and white peach complexed by enticing roasted fennel and vanilla notes from oak influence. A generous, hedonistic, rich, textural style showing depth and complexity." (2019 vintage)

World Wine "This is good stuff. It's tempered through the mouth and offers a sense of calm. That calm of the water in the bay before the wind picks up after sunrise. That. Ripples of passionfruit and passionfruit curd early with shades of gooseberry . It's creamy with pastry feels too. But that passionfruit rides high and long. A lemony tang on close seals the deal. Yeah, it's good stuff." (2019 vintage)

Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide " Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with deep, ripe, tropical fruit flavours, finely integrated oak adding richness and complexity, fresh acidity and a long, harmonious finish." (2019 vintage)

Marlborough based award-winning winery, Catalina Sounds is known for wines that harness the purity and vibrancy of Marlborough’s climate and landscape. The name Catalina Sounds evolved from the majestic Catalina flying boats that played a vital role across the South Pacific during and after World War II.

Marlborough is by far New Zealand's most important wine region. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region produces around three-quarters of all New Zealand wine. It is particularly famous for its pungent, zesty Sauvignon Blanc - widely considered by critics to be the best Sauvignon currently produced anywhere on the planet. Commercial-scale viticulture began in Marlborough in the 1970s – it conquered the world within 25 years!

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc (Organic) 2022 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand

95/100 & Top Rated Wine Rater Sauvignon Blanc Tasting
94/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review
93/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review
93/100 & Rated Excellent Cameron Douglas MS
93/100 James Suckling
91/100 The Wine Front
17.5/20 Jancis Robinson
93/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2021 vintage)
Bronze - CellarTracker (2021 vintage)
95/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2020 vintage)
93/100 James Suckling (2020 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2020 vintage)
16.5/2. Jancis Robinson (2020 vintage)
Bronze - CellarTracker (2020 vintage)

5 Stars Michael Coopers

Organic 

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Aromatic wine with appealing nectarine, lemongrass, gooseberry, lime and subtle passionfruit flavours. A punchy sauvignon with purity, energy and concentration supported by mouth-watering acidity."

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Light bright yellow colour with pungent aromas of passionfruit, lemon and lime. If intensity is your want, this certainly provides it."

Cameron Douglas MS "Really fantastic bouquet with aromas of fresh, ripe citrus and white fleshed fruits, plenty of fresh and dried herb and a tropical fruit moment with a green papaya and mango. Delicious on the palate, but also very taut and youthful, no mistaking the acid line, this will calm over the next year allowing more of the fruit to show. Fresh herb and white fleshed fruits along with pink grapefruit and a stony mineral quality all have a voice."

James Suckling "Nettles, thyme, green apples and grapefruit on the nose. Medium-bodied, sharp and clean cut with a refreshing core of citrus and green fruit. Vivid. From organically grown grapes."

Jancis Robinson "Powerful green-fruit aroma. Really a mass of ripe fruit on the palate – well counterbalanced by acidity. Very bright and energetic with no shortage of interest and nuance on the mid palate. Definitely a superior example of the genre."

Michael Coopers "Hand-picked at several sites in the Wairau Valley, it is lees-aged in tanks but handled without oak. The 2022 vintage is a bright, light lemon/green, mouthfilling wine, with punchy, youthful, passionfruit/lime flavours, crisp, dry and lingering."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Crisp, dry and concentrated sauvignon blanc with nectarine, guava, salty-mineral, capsicum and lemongrass flavours. A serious sauvignon with intensity, length and a backbone of peppery phenolics. " (2021 vintage)

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "I love the purity, precision and concentration in this powerful organic sauvignon blanc. Peach, guava, melon, saline and oyster-shell flavours are underpinned by taut, ripe acidity. A very attractive sauvignon." (2020 vintage)

James Suckling "This has some youthful, flinty notes with lime peel and green passion fruit, as well as peach and wet stone. The palate is crisp, composed and quite nicely coiled into shape. Punchy and pure citrus and tropical flavors sit fresh." (2020 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "...boasts explosively pungent scents of boxwood, passion fruit and grapefruit. A bit more sedate on the medium-bodied palate, the flavors skew more toward pineapple and grapefruit with touches of fig and nectarine. This shows ample concentration, a silky mouthfeel, bright citrusy flavors and good length. In sum, it's a fine example of classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc." (2020 vintage)

Organic wines are made from grapes grown without pesticides, following strict organic standards. Organic wines are produced in vineyards that do not use synthetic chemicals.Certified organic wines have been certified by Biogro New Zealand. 

Dog Point is a prestigious wine producer based in Marlborough, in New Zealand's South Island. As with most producers from the region, Dog Point's most notable wines are produced from Sauvignon Blanc.

The winery was established in the early 2000s by Ivan Sutherland and James Healy who had previously worked together at Cloudy Bay as viticulturalist and oenologist respectively. 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.

Marlborough is New Zealand's most important wine region by far. Situated at the northeastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region is home to over 500 growers and produces around three-quarters of all New Zealand wine.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand

Bronze - Wine Enthusiast
Bronze - Bob Campbell, The Real Review

92/100 Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2019 vintage)
90/100 Wine Spectator (2019 vintage)
Bronze - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2019 vintage)

Silver - Mundus Vini
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze - International Wine Challenge
Bronze - San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold - Sydney International Wine Competition (2019 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (2019 vintage)
Silver - New Zealand Wine of the Year (2019 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition (2019 vintage)
Bronze - San Francisco International Wine Competition (2019 vintage)
Commended - International Wine Challenge (2019 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "The palate is very youthful and pungent with searing acidity and a tight but intriguing texture, the fruit squeaking."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Fresh, punchy sauvignon blanc with gentle passionfruit, melon, lime juice and grapefruit flavours. A simple, appealing wine with good varietal and regional definition."

Decanter World Wine Awards "Smoky aromas surrounded by peach and nectarine lead to a ripe palate of gooseberry and passionfruit. Zingy acidity on fresh finish."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review "Attractively fresh, pungent sauvignon blanc with classic gooseberry, passionfruit and capsicum flavours. A nicely balanced wine, with fruity acidity and subtle sweetness building a pleasing tension." (2019 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "Passion fruit, nectarine and citrus notes abound on the nose of the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. It's medium-bodied and crisp, finishing clean and refreshing. A solid effort." (2019 vintage)

Decanter World Wine Awards "Complex, lifted spicy and zingy gooseberry aromas. Lovely palate weight and texture, with concentration and balance on the long layered finish. Excellent." (2019 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 "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.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.