Nelson is a small, little-known wine region at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. Because it is surrounded by mountains on three sides it enjoys a unique mesoclimate that is perfect for aromatic grape varieties, such as Sauvignon Blanc. For years it was known more for its apple orchards than grape vineyards and today is only home to about 35 wineries. The vineyards surrounding Nelson enjoy a sunny climate that is moderated by cooling breezes from the Tasman Sea. Summers are warm and autumn long and dry, which makes for an extended growing season. Warm days that are followed by cooler nights allow the grapes time to reach full ripeness while still retaining acidity, which helps to build aromas in the grapes and makes the region so well suited to Sauvignon Blanc.
A rich nose with marmalade, ripe grapefruit, cedary oak and biscuity characters. Full, rich, sweet palate with ripe, concentrated fruit backed by generous oak. Some savoury/biscuity characters with toasty vanilla and a touch of nuttiness. Powerful, complex and well-weighted with a round, creamy, lingering finish. Suitable for a vegan diet.
Lovely dark berryfruit and peppery aromas with some spice and earthy notes. The palate shows vibrant dark berryfruit with spicy / peppery notes supported by fine tannins and a long finish. Excellent drinking with game and other red meat dishes. A stylish cool climate Syrah. This wine is suitable for a vegan diet.
Sauvignon Blanc is ideally suited to the Nelson region where a combination of warm, sunny days and cool autumn nights, help to create the intense varietal flavours for which this flagship New Zealand wine is recognised.
by Wine Type
by Grape Variety
by Case Size
FROM THE WORLD TO YOUR DOOR
Stay up to date!
Sign up for the Ultimate Wine Lovers Newsletter with weekly offers
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.