Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc takes all the hallmarks of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and supercharges them to produce a white wine teeming with transportative aroma, waves of tropical fruit flavour, and palate-quenching energy. This wine is made from a blend of grapes, chiefly harvested from Grove Mill’s flagship 17 Valley in the Wairau Valley.
Preserving purity and intensity is paramount in the production of Grove Mill’s Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes are harvested at night to preserve freshness and to allow a pure expression of fruit. They are extracted with a light hand, then fermented in stainless steel, best for letting those bright fruit flavours shine through. The wine spends three months on lees to add richness and texture, and is aged in 10% French oak.
Trophy - Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Wine Show 2019
Selected by seven of New Zealand's top independent wine experts for inclusion on the Fine Wines of New Zealand list for 2020. One of just 12 Sauvignon Blanc wines in a total field of 95 wines.
Impressively fruited and gorgeously aromatic, the wine shows passionfruit, mango and lime zest characters on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that is bright and delectable. Wonderfully expressed and varietally pure.
94 points, Wine Orbit (August 2019)
MarlboroughArguably New Zealand’s most famous wine region owing to international demand for Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is also the largest wine producing region in the country, comprising 79% of New Zealand’s total wine production. Modern winemaking commenced in Marlborough in the 1970s and from tiny beginnings, the vineyard area has rapidly expanded now encompassing 23,600 hectares. Marlborough is located on the east coast of the South Island, with mountains to the west creating a rain shadow, making it one of the driest and sunniest regions in New Zealand. There are three sub regions in Marlborough, the largest being the Wairau Valley, where most plantings are concentrated on free draining alluvial soils. Viticulture has also spread to the cooler Awatere Valley, also on free draining stony loams and vineyards are also situated in the cooler southern valleys with its silt, gravel and clay soils. The soils across all three regions all have relatively low fertility to help curb the vigour of Sauvignon Blanc vines that dominate Marlborough. Although the region built its reputation on crisp, distinctively pungent unoaked Sauvignon Blanc, there is an increasing trend towards more complex barrel-ferment styles. Light-bodied, fruit driven Pinot Noir is also successful.