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1 - 12 of 65 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc
Central Otago
Available by the dozen
There are three blocks of Sauvignon Blanc at Amisfield, near the shores of Lake Dunstan in Central Otago. Older vines at the edge of Rocky Knoll yield fruit with delicious ripe stone fruit characters and pronounced minerality. Younger plantings on a beautiful elevated terrace above the winery provide grapes which are brim full of vim and vigor. A combination of wild indigenous yeast vinifications, oak barrel ferments and sedimentery lees stirring, achieves a singularly vigorous and compelling case for Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
EACH
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Harvest begins with a golden pick of the ripest fruit from silts at the edge of Rocky Knoll, progressing toward the top terraces. A percentage is destemmed directly into the press to provide a modicum of skin contact. Juices are fermented cool with choice yeats, selected for their capacity to retain vibrancy and zip. A smaller pick of late picked fruit is whole bunch pressed directly to French oak barriques where natural indigenous yeasts do their work. The ferments are wild and vigorous, making a wine of great texture and exotic stone fruit characters. Most batches are aged on light fluffy lees, a portion is matured in French oak, while being treated to regular lees stirring battonage for palate richness.
 
Light straw colour. Aromas of limes and passionfruit complimented by a mixture of tropical stone fruit. The palate is full bodied and dry with considerable fruit weight and layering. Rife with tropical meets vegetal complexity, the palate is full bodied and dry with great intensity of fruit balanced by refreshing acidity.
Ata Rangi Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc
Wellington Martinborough
Available by the dozen
Ata Rangi are the product of love for the land and passion for the vine. The dry windy climate consistently delivers low yields with high concentrations of flavour in the grapes. Obsessive attention to detail throughout the growing season ensures the fruit comes in at optimum flavour and balance. The care taken extends to harvesting the warmer side of individual rows and going back a few days later for the cooler side. A term of age on yeast less enhances palate weight and complexity, lovely tropical notes of guava and papaya contend for attention.
$3199each
$383DOZEN
EACH
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From the Lismore and Waiora, Walnut Ridge, Hau Ariki Marae and Southdown Estate vineyards. Sites are all very similar, shallow silt loam over deep, free raining alluvial gravels, rainfall is very low. The naturally low yields, older vines, small canopies and judicious, labour intensive, hand picking of the entire crop, make an essential contribution to the uniquely Martinborough style of Sauvignon Blanc.Grapes are all hand picked, sorted and crushed, a portion is vinified in contact with skins and held for two months, drawing out more complex flavours, which works with the natural acidity to add a refreshing backbone. A third of the wine is fermented in neutral oak barrels for texture and richness.
 
Light straw colour. Notes of elderflower, lemon/ lime, tropical papaya and hints of fresh fennel are defining features. A full, creamy palate entry, lovely weight and a long and focused finish, a restraint and elegance that's all class. Aiming for a complex, satisfying, food friendly style, a small portion is fermented in older barrels to enhance mid palate weight and texture.
Ata Rangi Raranga Sauvignon Blanc
Wellington Martinborough
Available in cartons of six
$3199each
$383DOZEN
EACH
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Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Babich can lay singular claim to coaxing some of the most articulate varietal wines from both of New Zealand's majestic Isles. This eminent winemaking estate pioneered the dearly loved Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc genre, it endures to this day in a fuller, riper, softer style that drinks beautifully on release. An assemblage of fruit grown to finer Marlborough vineyards has been seamlessly fashioned into a tropical, refreshing and clean wine that calls for chicken caesar and the freshest fish.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Established amongst the kauri gum fields of New Zealand's northlands early last century, Babich have become one of the most eminent labels. Their reputation for making great wine extends far beyond the land of the long white cloud. Babich operate over a hundred hectares of choice Marlborough vineyards and source grapes from the best local growers. Abundant sunshine and dry autumns encourage grapes to develop under a long, slow, ripening period that intensifies flavours. Following the harvest, grapes are quickly crushed and pressed into fermenters, juices are vinified at controlled cool temperatures to capture and retain the intense varietal fruit.
 
Pale straw colour. Gooseberry, herbal and tropical nose, lifted herbals and lime, notes of wet pebble and gun smoke. A delicious palate entry that's of sun ripened stone fruits, grapefruits and white berry, layered with rock melon before a zesty, long herbal passionfruit finish, quite literally mouthwatering! A well balanced wine, its luscious creamy texture mates well with food.
Braided River Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Wairau
Available by the dozen
Marlborough's natural endowments are breathtaking to behold, the vastness and bounty of this beautiful land stirs the imagination and yields no finer example of Sauvignon Blanc than Braided River. The principal vineyard for Braided River sits on the confluence of the mighty Wairau and Waihopai Rivers in Marlborough. Riper characters here are achieved at lower sugar levels, offering great intensity and style at moderate alcohol levels.
$1699each
$203DOZEN
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Braided River's winemaking team are passionate about allowing Sauvignon Blanc's unique character to flourish in the vineyard, they work gently with minimal handling throughout vinification to ensure every glass is filled with the vivid signature. Gently crushed and pressed to minimise skin contact, the juices are settled at cool temperatures. Components are individually fermented, long and cool, with select strains of yeast to showcase their unique personalities. Once assembled, after a month resting on fine lees, each batch plays a role in the style of the finished wine as it was bottled fresh and early.
 
Light straw in colour. Lifted aromas of crushed lime and grapefruit dart from the glass and over the palate to excite the senses. Every sip of this superb Sauvignon Blanc expresses pure Marlborough magic, the palate is instantly rich and mouth filling before the juicy acidity refreshes the mouth and provides the vehicle for a long, fine, flavour packed finish. Enjoy with shellfish or goat's cheese souffle.
Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
The goal here is to construct a wine of intensity, complexity and great interest on the palate. Ultimately a wine that will evolve in the glass, revealing a variety of flavours, structures and classic Marlborough textures. The focus is on elegance rather than having any one element dominating the subtler characters and undertones. The fastidiously maintained vines produce clean, ripe fruit which translate into a deeply satisfying Sauvignon Blanc. Catalina Sounds is built to contemporary tastes, immensely flavoursome and ready to enjoy upon release.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
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Each individual vineyard parcel is harvested at optimal ripeness. Some blocks are picked early to retain higher acid and fresh citrus characters, others are left to ripen fully. Fruit is gently pressed, cold settled and racked for inoculation. A variety of yeasts are added, some are selected to accentuate the aromatics of fruit, others add mouthfeel and texture. Some components remain on yeast lees and are stirred post fermentation, which adds a further textural element to the wine. A portion is fermented in French oak puncheons, while being treated to heavy lees stirring, developing complexity and a subtle undertone of savouriness.
 
Pale lemon colour. Subtle floral notes mingle elegantly with citrus zest, creamy lemon curd and fresh asian herbs. A textural long palate, bright tropical and citrus notes with a fine minerality and long balanced acidity which carries the flavours right to the end of the palate. A soft mouthfeel, good length and a clean finish. Creamy and harmonious, an awesome Marlborough wine.
Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Clifford Bay is situated on the northern coast of South Island, at the southernmost reaches of Cook Strait, adjacent to the North Island's Wellington coast. To the north are the stunning White Cliffs and beyond that lies Cloudy Bay. Clifford Bay's wines are all about clear expression of varietal flavour and defined Marlborough regionality. Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the Awatere and Wairau Valleys. All vineyards are managed to environmentally friendly systems and the Clifford Bay Winery is Sustainable Winegrowing of New Zealand certified.
$1599each
$191DOZEN
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Clifford Bay are focused on preserving varietal character and regional accuracy. Marlborough has a diverse landscape, marked by expansive flat valleys, streams, jagged hills and mountains. Warm days and cool nights ensure that Marlborough wines are full of vibrant fruit flavours, juicy acidity and heightened aromatics. Clifford Bay's winemaking regimens have evolved to capture, to emphasizeand express fully the inherent freshness, good balance and sound structure of the finest quality fruit. Following harvest, Sauvignon Blanc grapes are gently pressed, inoculated by choice yeasts and vinified in temperature controlled fermenters to preserve the freshness, bright aromatics, fine textures and exquisite balance.
 
A light straw hue. A nose of Marlborough freshness, citrus and lemongrass, tropical aromas of guava, melon and citrus. The palate is all about expressive fruit flavours, exhibiting fine citrus characters, lychees and lemongrass, pineapples and kiwi, followed by a crisp and dry, flinty mineral finish.
Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc
Martinborough
Available by the dozen
From the lower terrace of Te Muna Road Vineyard in Martinborough, grapes are picked off several parcels of vine grown to stony, limestone influenced soils adjacent Huangarua River. Intervention in the cellar is minimal out of respect for the true character of a special vineyard, whilst exposing the textural elements for a more evocative style of Sauvignon Blanc, achieving a wine with distinctive fine, soft, chalky texture and great elegance.
$3099each
$371DOZEN
EACH
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Craggy Range can focus on their own fastidiously hand managed viticultural regimens to produce parcels of the most unique Sauvignon Blanc from their Te Muna Road Vineyard at Martinborough. The second, lower terrace of the site comprises younger stony soils interlaced with lumps of limestone, providing an excellent environment for Sauvignon Blanc. All white wines from the vineyard show a distinctive fine soft chalky texture and great elegance. Mostly destemmed grapes and a parcel or two of whole bunches are vinified to a mix of wild and cultured yeasts in a combination of fermenters and cuves, followed by several months on gross lees in a selection of seasoned French oak barriques.
 
Pale straw colour streaked with vibrant green hues. Rich aromatics of fresh lime juice, elderflower, lemongrass and nectarine fruit combine with flint, jasmine and dried herbs for an intense and complex bouquet. The palate is intriguing, concentrated and dense, yet retains remarkable linearity and focus. sweet fruited core is framed by citrus like acidity and gains textural interest via a chalky finish.
Crowded House Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
In the crowded world of wine, New Zealand is paradise for Sauvignon Blanc and Marlborough sits at the heart of it all. The abundant sunshine, low rainfall, cool nights and long growing seasons, all contribute to the vibrant, zesty fruit flavours which make wines from this corner of the world so distinctive. The fruit is the focus of Crowded House, sourcing the finest possible from dedicated growers is fundamental. Marlborough's best vineyards form the foundations for Crowded House, a Sauvignon Blanc that's generous and in perfect balance.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
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Crowded House is all about taking a fresh new look at the established New Zealand style. Marlborough's vineyards yield wines with good length and a smorgasbord of fruit characters. The vines are picked batch by batch, to their own individual timetable. Early picking delivers fruit with higher acidity and wonderful citrus characters. Voluptuous, richly developed expressions are typical of riper, later picked grapes. Crowded House is well rehearsed at taking full advantage of the unique opportunitities presented each season. Parcels are individually vinified, inoculated with a variety of yeasts, held on sedimentery lees for two months to add richness and assembled unoaked into a vibrant, fruit forward styling.
 
Pale lemon straw colour. A bouquet of tropical ripe passionfruit, pineapple and mango with a hint of lemon. Showing loads of summery tropical flavours, the palate is soft and refreshing with an initial explosion of ripe tropical notes, followed by a hint of mineral flint and freshly cut grass. This approachable and balanced wine finishes with a lovely clean zestiness.
Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Dog Point took the wine world by storm, purely on the basis of its exceptional Sauvignon Blanc. One of the oldest vineyards in Marlborough, Dog Point sold grapes to other companies until they began bottling wine under their own label. Topography, the lie of land and quality of soils are crucial to the character of Marlborough's remarkable world class vintages. Dog Point's vines are mostly planted to free draining silty clay loams on the flatter aspects of Marlborough, salubrious soils which infuse grapes with luscious citrus and grapefruit flavours.
$2699each
$323DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Dog Point's older well established vines are planted to free draining silty clay loams, supported by harvests from closely planted hillside blocks. The philosophy at Dog Point is total involvement by the winemakers and partners within the vineyard, to make fully expressive wines. The standard of viticulture is a result of the considerable growing experience shared by the Sutherlands and Healys. One of the keys to the success of their label lies in the vineyard itself, fourteen full time workers attend to pampering the low cropped vines. Dog Point only release a few thousand cases a year, the estate is comprised of eighty hectares, a portion of which is retained by the eminent Cloudy Bay.
 
Straw green hue. Fresh, intensely concentrated aromas of tropical fruits infused with ripe citrus notes, complemented by lifted hints of lemongrass and passionfruit. Fine texture and acidity, a degree of minerality and a lasting, refreshingly crisp finish. Match with white meats, pale cheeses and seafood.
Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Wairau
Available by the dozen
The wines of Dog Point are a natural expression of the land whence they originate. Fruit is sourced off choice blocks dating back to the late 1970s. These older well established sites are a neighbour of the first commercial vineyard in Marlborough, established by Montana in 1973. Section 94 is a special bottling from a single superior block which produces a distinctly flavoured wine, attenuated to please those who would prefer not to drink a lychee flavoured, grass and gooseberry, Marlborough fruit bomb.
$3199each
$383DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Section 94 is vinified from Sauvignon Blanc grown to a specific area of the estate's vineyard. Section 94 dates back to an early survey of Marlborough, particularly the subdivision of the vast Hawkesbury Run, which at that time encompassed an area of 6878 acres, seven roods and five perches. Wine from this vineyard exhibits distinctive yellow fruit characters, completely oak fermented and treated to an extended term of lees contact, a wine of amazing textural richness and considerable length of flavour. Section 94 is Sauvignon Blanc with a difference, a luxurious eighteen months maturation in a selection of seasoned French oak barriques.
 
Straw green colour. Intense yellow fruits and aromatic nuances of white flowers are integrated by a degree of minerality against a background of lees complexity. Unique full bodied Sauvignon Blanc with considerable depth and complexity. The intense citrus and mineral flavours are complemented by a chalky textural lees influence resulting in a wine with concentration, focused structure and individuality.
Drift Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Awatere
Available by the dozen
The Awatere Valley sub region of Marlborough offers a unique mesoclime, shaped by the strong coastal winds, low rainfall, intense sunshine and cool nights. Vines enduring these conditions yield vibrant, intensely flavoured grapes which can make vigorously fruit driven Sauvignon Blanc wines with a palpable mineral character. Distinctively Awatere Valley, a range of characters on the nose and palate transpire from the synergy between parcels of fruit, hand selected off choice sites.
$1649each
$197DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
All in all, over seventy individual parcels of grapes are harvested, predominately from five choice blocks grown to select vineyards in Awatere Valley. Parcels are individually handled, treated to a long cool temperature controlled vinification in fermenters, ensuring optimal fruit characteristics are captured and maintained. Upon completion, batches are racked off fine lees and settled. After a lengthy session to determine the final assemblage, components are stabilised and filtered for bottling.
 
Bright light straw hue. Crushed thyme aromas with hints of wet stone on the bouquet, complimented by mineral and distinctive regional tropical expressions, guava and passionfruit. These aromas follow on to the palate, intense with flavours of passionfruit and lively citrus. A long and memorable, crisp and elegant finish completes the well balanced, finely textured palate.
1 - 12 of 65 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
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