Elegant, crisp and beautifully balanced.
Classic aromas of ripe pink grapefruit, lime zest and tropical fruits are complemented by suggestions of lemongrass, green pepper and tomato leaf. The palate is crisp and vibrant, lifted by bright, generous citrus notes layered with white peach, guava and passion fruit. Hints of wet river stone, fresh green herbs and mouthwatering acidity add structure and support. Brilliantly concentrated and textured, subtle suggestions of sea spray add to the stylish, lingering finish.
An icon and leading region of New Zealand's distinctive style of Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir, making it ideal for high quality grape production (of many varieties). Despite some common generalizations, which could be fairly justified given that Marlborough is responsible for 90% of New Zealand's Sauvignon Blanc production, the wines from this region are actually anything but homogenous. At the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from well-draining, stony soils, a dry, sunny climate and wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, a phenomenon that supports a perfect balance between berry ripeness and acidity.
In 1994, Sue and her late husband Greg White took shelter during a looming hurricane season in a Marlborough harbor at the top of the South Island. Stunned by the beauty of the area, they decided to drop their anchor in the safe haven and officially establish the Whitehaven Winery. Today, Whitehaven offers Sauvignon Blanc that is entirely grown, crafted, and bottled in Marlborough and certified sustainable by the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand organization.
750ML / 13% ABV