This style of fermentation makes for a lower toned, less acidic Sauvignon Blanc that strays from the traditional, “loud” styles of other New Zealand wines. Gentle floral notes on the nose but on the palate there is an intense texture, with some of the typical New Zealand notes, slight grapefruit and grassy hints combined with citrus and more floral tones. True to its origins but with nuance, drinkability and flow.

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91 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in a mix of older French puncheons (35%) and stainless steel (65%), the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc boasts hints of crushed graphite, stone fruit and mixed citrus on the nose. Fuller and richer in the mouth than many Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, it hints at honeyed grapefruit, features a fine, silky mouthfeel, and it wraps up with a lithe, lingering grapefruit finish. It’s a top-notch effort from Clive Dougall, former winemaker at Seresin Estate.

90 Points, Vinous

The second vintage of this new label, co-founded by Clive Dougall, formerly of Seresin, this mellow Sauvignon builds on its promising initial effort. Sourced from organic vineyards, around one-third of the wine was fermented in used puncheons and this provides a sense of roundness and relaxation to what can sometimes be an uptight variety. You can expect a fine floral scent, reminiscent of violets and honeysuckle allied with apple skin. The finish is more refined compared with the debut release, offering precision and direction on the medium-length, chalky finish.
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