The Southern side of the Marlborough's Wairau Valley is cooler and drier than the Northern
side. The soils are also much older and more structural with higher clay content. Formed
from glacial outwash and wind-blown loess, they are still free-draining, but have a much
higher nutrient content than those on the northern side of the valley. This gives rise to
Sauvignon Blanc wines that are flavorsome, textural and have a vibrant, greener edge.
Aromas of blackcurrant and gooseberry with underlying black olive notes dominate the nose. The palate shows a rich concentration of
pure Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc characters. The fresh capsicum notes are complemented by an oily texture, tantalising minerality and gooseberry flavours, all held together by a crisp acidity.