Ten Sisters is sourced from the Marlborough subregion called the Southern Valleys. Its soil originated from glacial outwash and is primarily loess (fine windblown soil derived from glacial deposits). Less extensively worked by the river system than more northern Marlborough subregions, the Southern Valleys’ soil has significant amounts of gravel and clay. While the Wairau River moderates the viticultural climate of the more northern subregions, cold air descends from the mountains into the Southern Valleys to create a cooler climate that leads to later ripening and more vibrant flavours.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
“Mellow, fruity, and flavoursome sauvignon blanc with passion fruit, nectarine, and orange blossom flavours together with a suggestion of nutty lees character. Appealing wine in a deliciously drinkable style.” -- 92 points (excellent) and 4 stars Bob Campbell, MW
Winery Tasting Notes
Ten Sisters Sauvignon Blanc has a delightfully fragrant and complex bouquet with underlying citrus aromas.
The palate is crisp and lively, its elegant layers hinting of tropical fruit. The finish is long and well-balanced. The Sauvignon Blanc is given extended lees contact to create complexity, weight on the palate, and aging potential, and to bring out fruit flavours.
This Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with seafood, chicken, pork, salads, and Asian food.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal, Old Ebbitt Grill International Wines with Oysters Competition
Silver Medal, 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge
4 stars -- Cuisine magazine