Tinpot Hut, Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Tinpot Hut
100% Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand
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13 %
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Fiona Turner

Tasting Notes

Intense aromas of blackcurrant, crushed lemongrass and thyme mingle with passionfruit and melon highlights. A complex and elegant wine with classic characters of blackcurrant bud and fresh cut thyme. Underlying ripe fruit and mineral notes from the grapes grown in the Blind River sub region of Marlborough combine well with the more tropical notes of passionfruit and melon from the Wairau Valley vineyards. A stylish and pleasingly rich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with vibrant aromatics and a fine balance of acidity leading to a lingering finish.

Technical Notes

Fruit grown on Fiona’s own Home Block vineyard was blended after fermentation with two select parcels of fruit from the Lower Wairau Valley. The fruit from each vineyard was independently monitored and harvested before being carefully pressed to ensure minimal skin contact to prevent juice deterioration. Once settled, the batches were cool fermented in stainless steel tanks using specific cultured yeasts to add complexity while retaining the fresh fruit characteristics from each of the individual vineyards. Shortly after blending the wine was prepared for bottling under a screw-cap closure.


98 points - Decanter, 2017 Blue-Gold Medal and Top 100 - 2016 Sydney International Wine Competition


This is lively sauvignon is loaded with passion fruit on the nose, plus gentle greens like celery leaf and snow pea. It's quite light bodied and a little softer than many Marlborough sauvignons, with a touch of sweetness. But it is fresh and well balanced, and not overly hot. The palate is nicely juicy, the length is very good to excellent. It should have wide appeal but it's pricy in a very competitive field. Tasted August 2016 - 89 points - David Lawrason, Wine Align

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