Top 100 New Releases of 2018, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine 2018
Number One Sauvignon Blanc, Top 10, Dish Magazine Sauvignon Blanc tasting panel, 2017
Gold Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2017
95 Points & 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Wine
94 Points, Cameron Douglas MS,
92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
91 Points, Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak, 2018
4 Stars & 18/20, Raymond Chan

The fruit was hand-harvested and whole bunch pressed to give us some beautiful pristine juice to work with. This juice was dropped down, without settling, to 300 L cigar shaped French barrels for indigenous fermentation. The cigar shape barrels were chosen as they increase the surface area of the lees which helps to build weight and texture. The wine was left unsulphured on gross lees over the winter. After nine months of maturation, a selection of the best barrels was then blended, finished, and bottled as our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Oke.

The high quality of the fruit, combined with the gentle and respectful approach in the winery has resulted in a wine with an intriguing combination of poise and elegance, balanced by an intense and complex flavour profile. Aromatically the wine gives impressions of stone fruit, citrus blossom, and tropical notes, all supported by lightly smoked oak with just a hint of flint. The palate is equally complex and generous. Tropical fruits are balanced by lemongrass and citrus themes. The oak provides a savoury element to the wine; caramel and vanilla
notes combine with cashew nuts and spice. Pair this exquisite wine with a Thai whole baked fish, good quality goats’ cheese, or fresh shellfish like clams, mussels or oysters.

Seen quite a few oaked Sauvignons recently, as they are very on trend. This is a fab example. Dare I say even "Fumé Blanc" like..........full of flavour, with a fine mineral core. Fresh, concentrated and delicious.




New Zealand




Sauvignon Blanc


Crisp, dry, whites.


Sam Bennett





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Food Match:

Crayfish, Seafood, Chicken

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