The wines of the Wither Hills Single Vineyards - Rarangi, Benmorven and Taylor River - test the senses and demonstrate the suberb synergy between region, vineyard site, variety and the winemaker. These vineyards define our unique sense of place within Marlborough.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
"Fine smoky, nettle-scented nose. Lovely minerally notes and a long finish"
International Wine Challenge 2013 (May 2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Since the first release of this wine in 2007, we have done very little in the way of manipulative winemaking in the winery. All picking decisions are made by physically walking the rows and tasting the fruit. The wine then undergoes cool tank fermentation, and is left on light lees for six months before being bottled in early December. The wine is bone dry to accentuate the mineral purity of this unique vineyard - its turangawaewae, its sense of place.
Minerality, umami, old foreshore, sea salt, and lime are the backbone to this wine. Fresh vibrant aromatics of citrus, lemongrass, rockmelon and subtle coriander and mint characters present themselves, and the palate is dedicated to texture and crunchy ‘intelligent’ acidity, true to site, with a ripe phenolic spine.
A Sauvignon Blanc well suited to a variety of foods; from melon wrapped in prosciutto, shellfish, to light Thai dishes infused with coriander and lime zest.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal at the International Wine Challenge 2013