Esk Valley - Sauvignon BlancEsk Valley
Vineyard sites in the warm Wairau Valley and further south in the cooler Awatere Valley are utilised for this wine. The Wairau vineyards are planted on the "Southern Clays" with heavier soils providing structure and body to the blended wine. The Awatere Valley vineyards are planted on gravelly free draining soils and due to the cooler nature of these sites, pungent notes of nettle, gooseberry, citrus and pea pod are found in the finished wine. The vineyards are all carefully managed with shoot and crop thinning to limit yield and maximise quality.