Jancis Robinson 17 / 20
Intense and quite weighty sauvignon blanc with passionfruit, lime zest, gooseberry, red and green capsicum and subtle oyster-shell flavours, supported by deliciously tangy acidity that drives a lengthy finish.
Enjoy with: It’s also a great match for green salads and goats’ cheese. A hint from us: if it goes with lemon, it goes with Sauvignon Blanc.
Sauvignon Blanc is a natural match for almost any seafood. Some of our favourites at the winery include tempura oysters, locally-caught sashimi, and steamed mussels with garlic, citrus and parsley.
Jancis Robinson's reviews: Key vineyards: Motukawa, Mustang and Widows. The vineyards are very close to the winery so there is no appreciable skin contact. Just two small vineyards of the more than 100 ingredients are more distant. 5% lees stirred. 5% oak component. Free-run juice and six or seven different yeasts are used, as well as flotation experimentally, which is thought to build quality. Real grip. Dry and savoury. Quite sophisticated.