Hidden Label Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
4 GOLD MEDALS!
The 2015 vintage of this savvy won a number of major trophies for New Zealand's best sauvignon blanc. Under its original label this was our biggest selling sauvignon blanc. The 2016 vintage has maintained the lofty standard. We couldn't resist and just had to have this under our Kemenys Hidden Label. A riot of concentrated citrus and tropical fruit aromas with fresh grassy and flinty notes. Real impact on the palate, with zesty lime, lemon, and passionfruit flavours all balanced by keen acidity and has attractive chalky mineral texture. Terrific stuff. If you want to know what savvy we are drinking, well this is it.
The vineyards are situated in the Awatere Valley sub-region of Marlborough along the imposing coastline. Its truly a magical place, beautiful wetlands have been designed across the estate. Babydoll sheep and Kunekune pigs graze the vine rows, the winery is powered by both solar and wind - all part of this winery's initiatives to be the world's most sustain able wine producer. There are even poles with speakers throughout the vineyards playing opera music to the vines 24/7. The wines that are being produced at this winery are a world class expression of the Marlborough region. They are made in exactly the style of Marlborough wines that we love, more refined and austere than most. We are not sure if the opera music improved the grapes, but there is no doubting the skill of the chief winemaker, in producing award winning wines. This winery is well on its way of being recognised as New Zealand's most successful wine brand.
Blue-Gold, Sydney International Wine Competition 2018
Gold, New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
Gold, Asia Wine Trophy Awards 2016
Gold, Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2017
Gold, Selections Mondiales des Vins 2017
93 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating