Sauvignon Blanc, Avery Vineyard

Avery Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Located in the famous stony soils of Wairau Valley’s old Omaka River bed, our Avery Vineyard is classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

First made in 2001, the Avery Sauvignon Blanc allows flavours of lime, passionfruit and white peaches to show alongside the dry, mineral sensation on the palate that is unique to these soils.

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  • Very pale straw with green hues. Intense aromatics of black currant, nettle and green chilli. A complete palate feel with crunchy nectarine and citrus flavours carried long by lovely acidity towards a stony finish.

  • Warm and early

    Brix:   21 average 
    Production level: 97 hl/ha
    Hand harvested: 0%


  • Whole bunch:  0%    
    Destemmed:  100%    
    Fermentation vessel:    Open top stainless steel tanks
    Fermentation:    Inoculated
    Barrel type:    n/a
    New barrel %:   0%
    Maturation:  4 months  
    Fining:    Yes
    Filtration:   Yes
    Bottled:    Aug-14


    Alcohol:    13.5
    Residual sugar:    2.0g/l
    pH:    3.17
    Acidity: 7.8g/l

  • Date: November 2015
    Publication: Sydney International Wine Competitiomn 2015
    Gold Medal Winner 

    May 2015
    Publication: Decanter World Wine Awards 
    Gold Medal Winner 

    Date: May 2015
    95 Points

    Ranked #1 of 144 2014 Sauvignon Blanc's tasted from Marlborough 
    "Aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with grapefruit, lime, passion fruit and red capsicum flavours. The wine has concentrated flavours and an ethereal texture with great purity and length. Silken-textured with a distinctive lanolin mouth feel. Very classy Sauvignon."
    - Bob Campbell

    May 2015
    Publication: Jamie Goode
    91 Points
    "Very impressed by this.  Very lively and expressive with open tangerine and passion fruit characters. Smooth and beautifully textured with lovely focus and a bit of exoticism. This isn’t your herbaceous, green style, but has more of an emphasis on ripe fruit. A very pretty, balanced wine."
    - Jamie Goode