White Collection

2016 Awards

GOLD

2016 Reviews

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

RAYMOND CHAN

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

SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT

White Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Variety

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region

Lower Wairau & Southern Valleys

Winemaker

Dave Clouston

Bottling date

August 2017

Technical analysis

Residual Sugar: 2.7g/L Alcohol: 13.0%

Winemaker's notes

This punchy Sauvignon Blanc has notes of capsicum, tomato stalk & lemongrass. The juicy palate is packed with flavours of passionfruit & tropical sweat with a saline acidity & mouthwatering finish.