Marlborough, in the north east corner of the South Island is New Zealand's premier Sauvignon Blanc region. Strong contrast between hot sunny days and cool nights help extend the ripening period. in the last 10 years or so increasing research and understanding has taken place in the various sub districts (such as Awatere and Wairau) and their soils and micro climates - which has resulted in significant improvements in both style and quality of many Sauvignon Blancs
100% Sauvignon Blanc.
100% Sauvignon Blanc made from a blend of six different parcels from the (world famous) Marlborough sub districts of Wairau, Waihopai and Awatere. Mainly stainless steel fermentation, with about 7% of the wine also barrel fermented in second fill French barriques, which adds another textural dimension to the finished wine. This is further enhanced with extended lees aging prior to bottling.
Drink now and over the next 18 months.
Lawson's Dry Hills is a family owned and run estate and was established in 1982 by Ross and Barbara Lawson. Winemaker Marcus Wright has been in charge for the last 14 vintages, Lawson’s Dry Hills is one of the most decorated award winning New Zealand wineries - having collected no less than 8 Trophies between the International Wine Challenge and Decanter World Wine Awards in the last 2 years! Not only are they recognised for their wine making, they have also received accolades for their sustainable production practices.
Sauvignon Blanc (especially from Marlborough) is a crowd pleasing aperitif, but it is also great with chicken, grilled garlic prawns, or pasta with an asparagus, butter and black pepper sauce. A real surprise as well with good goats cheese.
In the press
Silver- International Wine Challenge 2016
Silver- International Wine Challenge 2014 (2013 Vintage)
Bronze- Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
Bronze- International Wine Challenge 2015