Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc at its best! This is without a doubt the best New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to pass through the Graysonline Tasting Panel.
Summer is fast approaching and you would be mad not to have a bottle of "The Raptor" on hand to enjoy with salads or seafood dishes.
- NZ - Other New Zealand
- New Zealand
3 stars, Cuisine Magazine Dec 2009
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright, pale straw on release
The wine shows powerful aromas of passionfruit and blackcurrant with hints of grapefruit.
The palate is pleasingly rich and concentrated with a well balanced acidity that leads to a lingering finish.
Enjoy with seafood, white meats, ethnic cuisine or as a bracing aperitif.
Released in September 2009. Enjoy now and over the next 2 years.
100% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from the lower Wairau Valley, including first year fruit from both the Dillons Point vineyards of Tony & Melissa Burdon and our own Talon Vineyard
The grapes were harvested in the cool of the evening. Fermentation was controlled at low temperatures to retain the freshness and zing of the fruit. Limited release of 523 cases.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2009
Silver Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2009
Bronze Medal, Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2010
Bronze Medal, Liquorland Intl Wine Competition 2010