Black Collection




Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour with light green hues, very light edged. This has a soft and gently voluminous nose with finely concentrated aromas of ripe passionfruit and subtle tropical fruit notes, and piquant fresh herbs unfolding nuances of cut grass. The aromatics are very harmonious in presentation. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is gently sweet and rich with a core of passionfruit and tropical fruit flavours, along with lifted herbal detail that unfolds to fill the mouth. This combines rich and sweet fruit with refreshing, mouthwatering, lacy acidity, and the wine flows along a very fine-textured line with good poise and tension. The wine carries to a long, sustained finish of sweet passionfruit. This is a softly rich and succulent, passionfruity Sauvignon Blanc with fresh acidity, refined textures and a lingering finish.

18.5/20 points

A gorgeous sauvignon, the intensely aromatic nose shows passionfruit, nectarine, rock melon and lemongrass characters, followed by a concentrated palate that is succulent and vibrant. The wine displays loads of delicious flavours together with fine texture and attractive mouthfeel, leading to a superbly long tasty finish.

94 points

Stella Sauvignon Blanc 2017


100% Sauvignon Blanc


Awatere Valley, Lower Wairau, Southern Valleys, Upper Wairau


Dave Clouston

Bottling date

August 2017

Technical analysis

Alcohol: 13% Residual Sugar: 2.7g/L

Winemaker's notes

Bright straw with green hues, this Sauvignon Blanc has a pungent nose of white currant, wet stone, elderflower & a hint of lychee. The lively palate has great concentration with mouth-watering acidity & is packed full of zesty, citrus notes & green figs with a lovely mineral, saline finish.