Smith & Sheth CRU Wairau Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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Description

This Wairau Sauvignon Blanc comes from mature vines in the stony soils around the Renwick township in Marlborough, blended with biodynamically grown hillside fruit from the Churton Vineyard. Fermented at cooler temperatures with cultured yeasts in stainless steel, with small portions fermented in oak fuders, the wine is left on light lees for 6 months to provide texture before bottling.

Wonderful aromatics of lime, passionfruit and a warm summer meadow. Lovely delicious palate brimming with gooseberry, fresh lime, and hints of ripe nectarine, finishing with a lovely long feel of the stony soils and refreshing salty acidity.

  • Zesty, aromatic, tropical
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2025
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Producer: Smith & Sheth

Steve Smith MW has a formidable reputation in the wine industry: renowned for establishing Craggy Range in Hawke’s Bay and Martinborough, he is also one of few qualified Master of Wines to be based in New Zealand. Brian Sheth, from Austin Texas, is an investor and wildlife conservationist, with a strong affiliation and love for New Zealand. They met in Hawke’s Bay over a glass of Chardonnay and quickly found common ground in their love for fine wine, Aotearoa New Zealand and enjoying life’s pleasures.

In 2014 Steve and Brian realised their vision of founding a wine dream together, to craft impeccable wines from vineyards of exceptional quality and to create experiences where they could share these wines with like-minded people: "The French call it "terroir" – a sense of place. In New Zealand we have our own defining word - Tūrangawaewae - our place to stand in the world. This word describes the special connection of a people and the land they live, love and work in. Our wines reflect the magic and alchemy of this relationship and the true beauty of these places."

Vineyards are located in Marlborough — some of the oldest vines in the Wairau appellation where the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc story began back in the 1980s — Central Otago, and four separate locations in Hawke's Bay: Howell, Mangatahi, Omahu in the world famous Gimblett Gravels, and Heretaunga.

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95 Points
Bob Campbell MW

Reviews

  • Bob Campbell MW

    Ripe, concentrated sauvignon blanc from a very favourable vintage. An aromatic wine with impressive purity and citrus, lime, tropical fruit, red capsicum and gooseberry flavours. Deliciously mouth-watering acidity adds tension and drives a lengthy finish. 95 points.

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