Waimea Sauvignon Gris 2023 (6x750ml)

$119.99 $149.99


This really is an exquisite example of sauvignon gris that stays true to its varietal characteristics. Although it sounds like a blend of sauvignon blanc and pinot gris, it is actually its own grape variety that was discovered as a clonal mutation of sauvignon blanc, with its spiritual home in Bordeaux. In our local vineyards, sauvignon gris typically produces crisp, dry wines that are full of vibrant fruit characters, but without the overt exuberance that New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is so famous for.

This example from Waimea certainly follows those guidelines, adding plenty of crisp apple and white stonefruits to a palate that is complemented with herbal and white flower aromas. The punchy aromatics really shine through thanks to the fruit being fermented with aromatic yeast strains and matured on its lees for three months. 

A great choice if you are after something a bit different! Match with a deli-platter laden with soft cheeses the next time you have people round.

Tasting note

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: "Bright and fresh, the inviting bouquet shows green apple, grapefruit, apricot and fresh herb notes, leading to a flavoursome palate that's vibrant and tasty. Well framed by crisp acidity, finishing long and lively."

ABV: 13% 
Volume: 750ml
Region: Nelson, New Zealand