Marlborough, in the north east corner of the South Island, is New Zealand's premier, world renowned Sauvignon region. Strong contrast between hot sunny days and cool nights help extend the ripening period.
Made from 100% Pinot Noir grown at our coastal Chaytors Road vineyard at the Wairau Diversion.
The grapes were pressed immediately, settled overnight and then fermented with a special yeast for Rosé from the south of France. This yeast specifically highlights the natural berry fruit characters, contributing to the amazing aromas
and flavours that make this wine so attractive.
Drink now and over the next 18 months.
Based in Blenheim Marlborough, the original company vineyard was planted in 1982 by Ross and Barbara Lawson. They launched the Lawson’s Dry Hills label - making their own wines - some ten years later, in 1992. Today, the company remains family owned and wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Gewürztraminer, all made from fruit grown in the sub districts of Wairau, Waihopai, Omaka and Awatere Valleys. Accredited with both “ISO 14001:2015” and “Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand” awards, Lawson’s employs fundamental environmental practices which respect both the specific vineyards and broader environment. In the last 10 years they have won multiple international awards – highlighted by no less than 3 International Trophies for their Sauvignon Blancs with both The International Wine Challenge and Decanter World Wine Awards.
To quote Lawson’s themselves: “There are plenty of Marlborough wine brands, but none have our vineyards or our people, the two most important factors in our business. And very few can say that their key people (including Head Winemaker Marcus Wright and Vineyard Manager Mark Ludemann) have been with the business for almost 20 years. Each.”
Mixed platters, cured meats, olives, young cheeses, spicy dishes – pretty much anything and everything!