Color: Pale Lemon
Nose: Vibrant, bright, fresh, herbal, gooseberry - classical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Palate: Both fresh and refreshing, the mouth-filling herbal palate enhances the excellent fruit structure and length of this wine. Displaying intense gooseberry and capsicum characters, the lingering soft flavors provide a beautifully ripe and powerful wine with an abundance of richness, uplifted by fresh acidity and an impressive long finish.
Located in the heart of the Wairau Valley in the northern wine growing region of the South Island, Wither Hills Vineyards has assembled a young, talented and ambitious team to enter with aplomb an already crowded field of competitively-priced New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. Sourced from selected vineyards strategically sited throughout the Wairau Valley, we liked this one for its grassy and herbal sass, its lemon/lime/green tea/gooseberry grace notes and its lemongrass nuance on the finish. Food match: lightly sautéed seafood, saffron potatoes, and chef’s salads.
|As we know for Sauvignon Blanc "terroir” is everything. Wither Hills is very fortunate to have its Sauvignon Blanc plantings on an array of soil types. The winemaking philosophy is very much hands off and let the vineyard sites express themselves. A heavier crop than expected was harvested, but fortunately due to vine balance and the extended growing season allowing "hang time”, we have captured a wonderful array of fruit flavours. The seamlessness of this wine is driven by the exceptional flavors, providing elegance rarely seen with this variety.