A well-balanced, reserve quality wine with intense, full flavors and a fresh, crisp
acidity balancing the sweetness of ripe fruit.
Color: Light straw with green highlights.
Aromas: Dominated by ripe gooseberry and passion fruit notes with underlying green
Palate: The palate shows a rich concentration and pure Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
characters. The fresh capsicum notes are complemented by an oily texture, tantalizing
mineral and pink grapefruit flavors with a crisp acidity.
Food pairings: Rich, creamy vegetable or seafood soups. Panfried
prawns or scallops with fresh herbs (tarragon, chives, chervil, basil) or creamherb
sauces. Green vegetable and cheese-based quiches or marinated goat's cheese
with herbs and mustard would also work well.
Cellaring: Best consumed while young when the zingy freshness is dominant,
although the wine will develop further complexity if cellared for additional years.