Awatere River are a Malborough based vineyard producing premium quality wines from a limited production of grapes. The surrounding area really contributes to the top quality of the wine - the glaciers feed the Awatere River and provide amazingly fresh water to work with. They produce a small selection of wines - a Pinot Gris, a Sauvignon, a Rose, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir.
Country: New Zealand
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
The Sauvignon Blanc is a prime example of a New Zealand Sauvignon - aromas of freshly cut grass, bell pepper and lychee come leaping out the glass at you! There is a solid acidic backbone that provides balance between the flavours of grapefruit, mandarin and passionfruit. There is a touch of minerality detected also.