A premium, elegant and hand-picked Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Supple across the palate with a generous mouth-feel, the vibrant and expressive fruit flavours lead to a smooth dry finish. Fairbourne is terroir inspired from a single hillside vineyard. Enjoy now or allow the complex layers to mature gracefully.
What other people are saying…
Delicately aromatic sauvignon blanc pure, precise capsicum, lemongrass, gooseberry and elderflower flavours. A fresh, crisp and bone-dry wine with an ethereal texture and lingering finish.
– Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, 2017
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with pale green tints, lighter on the edge. The nose has an elegantly concentrated and taut core of aromatic gooseberries and fragrant white florals with an amalgam of fresh herbs, snow peas, unveiling cooler nettle and mineral notes. The aromatics are refined with a mouthwatering and penetrating intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is sleek and finely concentrated with a heart of gooseberry fruit entwined with fresh herbs, nettles and cut-grass, unfolding white florals and minerals. The palate flows along a fine line with electric tension from the zesty acidity, leading to a lingering finish of gooseberries and nettles.This is a refined and elegantly concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry fruit and cool-spectrum notes, white florals and minerals on a racy palate. Serve with seafood and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2-3 years.
– Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 2017
A gorgeous elegant rendition; the bouquet shows white flesh stone fruit, green tea, wet limestone and lemon peel aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is linear and persistent. The wine offers terrific fruit purity backed by fine texture and rounded mouthfeel, brilliantly structured by vibrant acidity. This is refined yet flavoursome, varietaly pure yet seductively complex. At its best: now to 2022.
– Wine Orbit, 2017
From elevated north-facing slopes in the Wairau Valley, the 2017 vintage (5*) of this single-vineyard wine was hand-picked and fermented to full dryness. It was mostly handled in tanks, but a small portion of the blend (2 per cent) was French oak-fermented. Fragrant and full-bodied, it is youthful, with concentrated, ripe tropical-fruit flavours to the fore, a herbaceous undercurrrent, balanced acidity, and excellent complexity, drive and length. Best drinking 2019/2020.
– Michael Cooper, 2017