White Collection

2015 Awards


Very pale straw colour with youthful green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is very fresh, tight and taut with aromas of passionfruit interwoven with gooseberries, nettles, cut grass and fresh herbs, along with mouthwatering mineral notes. This has aromatic clarity and purity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate possesses a clear and focussed core of passionfruit and gooseberry flavours along with nettles and cut grass, all harmoniously entwined. The mouthfeel is crisp and smooth-flowing with oft textured and refreshing, balancing lacy acidity. The wine carries the passionfruit flavours to an elegant, lingering finish. This is a clear, focussed, taut Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, herb and nettle flavours and a smooth-flowing, crisp palate.
17/20 points


Pungent and inviting, the bouquet shows passionfruit, currant, feijoa and lime zest aromas, leading to a vibrant palate that is filled with delectable flavours. It is immediately appealing and delivers loads of pristine sauvignon characters, finishing long and juicy.
93 points


White Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2016


100% Sauvignon Blanc


Lower Wairau & Southern Valleys


Dave Clouston

Bottling date

July 2016

Technical analysis

Residual Sugar: 2.7g/L Alcohol: 13.0%

Winemaker's notes

Fresh, bright notes of lemongrass and kaffir lime with a hint of tropical sweat in the background. A crisp juicy palate with an elegant linear finish.