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.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from the Barnsley Vineyard and Langlois Vineyard in the Waihopai and Wairau Valleys respectively; each site was selected for its distinctive, passion fruit flavours and spectacular aromatics and weight.
100% Sauvignon Blanc.
After harvest the grapes were gently pressed with only the free run juice being used for this wine. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with two specially selected yeast strains, after which the wine was allowed to rest on the yeast lees for two months prior to filtration and 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 at the helm for the last 15 vintages. World renowned wine makers, Lawson’s Dry Hills is one of the most decorated New Zealand wineries - having collected no less than 8 Trophies between the International Wine Challenge and Decanter World Wine Awards and countless medals! Not only are they recognised for their wine making, they have also received accolades for their sustainable production practices.
Perfect with white fish and shellfish, strong cheeses and white meats.
In the press
Gold Medal: Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
Trophy - New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc- International Wine Challenge 2013 (2012 Vintage)
Trophy - International Sauvignon Blanc- International Wine Challenge 2013 (2012 Vintage)
Trophy - New Zealand White- International Wine Challenge 2013 (2012 Vintage)
Silver- International Wine Challenge 2014
Trophy - Sustainability- International Wine Challenge 2013
Bob Campbell, MW: 94 points
Stephen Tanzer: 90 points