The Black Cottage, situated in the heart of the Wairau Valley. They are dedicated to producing a range of wines full of 'gusto'. Combining select parcels of fruit with modern and alternative winemaking techniques, we strive to create very special wines which are approachable and delicious.
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is very fresh and fragrant with lifted pungent passionfruit aromas entwined with fresh herbs and tropical fruit, unfolding subtle chalky minerals, forming an elegant core. A little and cut-grass nuance adds detail. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and taut in expression with a fine core of pungent passionfruit with soft notes of tropical fruits and herbs. The fruit is fine in concentration and the wine flows along a light line with lacy acid energy, carrying to a restrained, but lingering finish. This is an elegant and tightly bound Sauvignon Blanc with a fine core of passionfruit, herbs and tropical fruit on a smooth-flowing palate with fresh acidity. Match with seafood, salads and vegetables over the next 2 years. Date Tasted: Sept 2018; Rating: 17/20 Points; Raymond Chan
Light to mid-straw colour with a clean, gooseberry-like varietal aroma, fruit leading the charge on nose and palate. The acidity is refreshing and bracing, leaving a crisp, clean, appetising aftertaste. A delicious, mouth-watering savvy. Rating: 92 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
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