Martinborough Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is made in a riper, more complex style of new world Sauvignon Blanc. Our Sauvignon Blanc
exhibits perfumed aromas of passionfruit and guava with tropical and vanilla notes on the nose. On the palate the ripe fruit character
is beautifully balanced against creamy notes from the barrel fermentation portion creating a harmonious and balanced wine with
great length and texture.
Twenty percent of the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc was barrel fermented in new and old French oak barrels. It displays pronounced notes of freshly cut herbs, pea pods and lemon juice with hints of hay and apple blossoms. Very crisp and medium bodied in the mouth, the intense flavors are nicely complemented by a touch of creaminess to the texture. It finishes long and zesty. Drink this one now to 2014.
Martinborough Vineyard was founded in 1980, when five enthusiasts - Derek Milne, his brother Duncan, Duncan's wife Claire Campbell, Russell Schultz and his wife Sue - planted vines in the deep alluvial gravels. The arrival of Larry McKenna towards the end of 1985 added a winemaker and sixth partner to the venture and began what has become a Martinborough winemaking success story. It is a track record of consistent excellence which most can only marvel... View More