Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with a focus on freshness and varietal flavour intensity. The palate is extraordinarily balanced with bright seamless acidity, concentration of brambly, grapefruit fl avours and a long supple finish.
Each of Wither Hills' 15 vineyard sites strategically sited throughout the Wairau Valley were harvested at optimum flavour ripeness. The fruit from these vineyards was kept separate throughout the winemaking process to ensure integrity of the vineyard and to provide the greatest possible blending combinations.
NB: The actual bottle is 375mL
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
"This is & wonderfully consistent offering from Marlboroughs Wairau Valley, Brimming with Tropical fruit flavours, gooseberry end herbal aromas, and a lively and crunchy acidity." ABC Delicious (MAY/2013)
"Here’s another reason why the Kiwis have a stranglehold on sauvignon blanc sales in Australia. From theWairau Valley it’s a multi-trophy winner, packed with bright tropical and gooseberry fruit, herbaceous characters and a zesty acidic backbone. " Illawarra Mercury, Quench Kerry Skinner, 23 Feb 13
Winery Tasting Notes
Fleshy tropical melon, guava, ripe gooseberry aromas leap from the glass in the first instance, followed by the more elegant refined herbaceous ripe green smells of fresh fennel, tomato leaf, coriander and nettles, all bundled together with citrus lime to deliver the full aromatic spectrum of what ‘great’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc can offer.
The palate is intense, soft and inviting with succulent crunchy acidity and delivers line with salty sinewy phenolics giving structure and textural weight – Another remarkable Wither Hills ‘Wairau Valley’ Sauvignon Blanc!
A perfect match with plump oysters, green lip mussels, even prosciutto and rock melon. Or simply on the deck with great company and repartee.
Medals & Trophies
Double Trophies & Pure Elite Gold - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013
Pure Gold, Champion Sauvignon Blanc Trophy and Champion Op - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012