Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (12 x 750mL), Waipara, NZ.

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2017 displayed a beautiful spring followed by a cool summer. Above average Growing Degree days allowed the fruit to develop great flavours with good acids and produced ripe flavours across the range of wines from the home vineyard at harvest time. A year that showed theexactingvineyard management qualities and decisional capabilities of an experiencedand valued  team from ourvineyard.

NZ - Other New Zealand
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Lively redcurrant aromas emerge on the nose of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. There's pink grapefruit as well in this medium-bodied, slightly creamy-textured Sauvignon Blanc. It avoids any vegetal notes, delivering a mouthful of bright, refreshing citrus and a long, crisp finish. Nicely done. Rating 91 - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (MAR/2018)

Winery Tasting Notes

The cool growing season has produced a wine with intense tropical, cantaloupe, melon and ripe passionfruit aromas with an underlying hint of gooseberry, guava and lycee. This is a wine with great balance, structureand intensity.

Medals & Trophies

4 stars 17.5/20 Raymond Chan

4.5 stars 91/100 Sam Kim

Silver medal IWSC

Silver medal NZ International Wine Show

91 Points Robert Parker

89 points James Suckling

Silver Medal SMV Canada

NZ - Other New Zealand
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
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Proudly family owned, the Borthwick Vineyard is an established vineyard situated in Gladstone, the heart of the Wairarapa. Producing quality wine for over a decade, Paddy, an experienced wine maker, has gained a reputation for producing consistently great wines.

The 27 hectares of vines bordering the Ruamahunga River in Gladstone, Wairarapa are on stony, free draining, alluvial soils, with a micro climate giving warm daily temperatures, cool nights and low rainfall; perfect conditions for producing distinctive, quality wines.

In line with the family’s legacy of international trade, 90 percent of the wine is exported around the world. Paddy believes in sustainability and best practice within a vineyard, developing an asset for generations to come. Like the four P’s of marketing, we believe in the four P’s of Wine: Place, People, Passion, and Philosophy. Paddy Borthwick

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