The wine is dominated by 50% Awatere Valley fruit, with vineyards located on both sides of the river in three sub-regions. A dry and windy climate in this valley leads to small, thick-skinned berries with an emphasis on herbal intensity. Wairau Valley sites in the Rapaura district and the Southern Valleys make up much of the rest of the blend.
Zesty citrus with white stone fruits. Luscious, abundant gooseberry aromas follow through onto the palate where it explodes with a full-on citrus zing that is balanced by fantastic texture. The finish is clean, crisp and refreshing. This bright, crisp Sauvignon is a perfect match with all sea beasties from delicate freshly caught seafood to rich and meaty barbecued king prawns.