Our Sauvignon Blanc has classic tropical fruit flavours, with a clean and crisp finish.
Sauvignon Blanc is the most-widely known wine from the Marlborough region. The first Sauvignon Blanc vines were planted in the 1970’s, and since then they have become a revelation in the wine industry, lauded around the world for their refreshing, easy to drink nature. DRIFT Sauvignon Blanc is a classic example of the style, showing ripe tropical fruit balanced with a crisp and elegant finish, which can be enjoyed as an aperitif or matched with fresh seafood. MEMORABLE.
The Awatere Valley of Marlborough has a unique character, shaped by strong coastal winds, low rainfall, intense sunshine and cool nights. Vines enduring these conditions produce vibrant, intensely flavoured wine with a distinctive mineral character. In all, over 70 individual parcels of Sauvignon Blanc were harvested from vineyards in this unique region, with fruit sourced predominantly from 5 different blocks. A cool spring and summer resulted in excellent intensity of flavour and whilst the overall yields are down for 2012 all of the classic varietal fruit characteristics are consistently strong.
The parcels of Sauvignon Blanc fruit were fermented individually, with a long cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks ensuring optimal fruit characteristics were captured and maintained. Post fermentation the wines were racked off fine lees and left to settle. After a lengthy blending session to determine the ultimate blend, the wine was stabilised, filtered and bottled.
Distinctive to the Awatere Valley is the highly aromatic nose of ripe passionfruit, white peaches and lemon grass. The palate is intense with flavours of passionfruit, gooseberry and ripe green melons. The rich vibrant fruit is perfectly weighted with soft, lemon citrus acidity providing a refreshing, crisp finish. MEMORABLE.
The Drift Sauvignon Blanc has an aromatic nose of ripe passionfruit, white peaches and lemon grass. The fruit is perfectly weighted and soft lemon citrus acidity to providing a crisp finish.
Drift Sauvignon Blanc is a very smart, elegant Marlborough sauvignon blanc. It has all the usual suspets that make the sauvignon blanc from this region so good - tropical fruits with passion fruit, melon and slight hints of citrus. But it just has a bit of class that is above most others.
I tasted Drift Sauvignon Blanc a few months back and it was a standout in my tasting notes. It has been a while in the making but we have finally got some stock and I am over the moon. Drift Sauvignon Blanc is a very smart, elegant Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It has all the usual suspects that make the Sauvignon Blanc so good from the region, tropical fruits with passionfruit, melon and slight hits of citrus, but it just has a bit of class that is above most others. The packaging looks fantastic and your taste buds will not be let down. 93 Points
Drift Sauvignon Blanc is a very elegant example of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and was good for a Gold Medal at the 2010 Sydney International Wine Competition. Showing all the favourite characters that make Sauvignon Blanc so good from Marlborough. Tropical fruits, passionfruit, melon and slight notes of citrus. The Drift Sauvignon has class that is above most others, particularly at this price point. Stylish packaged, this is a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that your taste buds will not regret. 93 Points
“Quite characterful and well defined. The wine has good deep fruit. It is juicy and ripe with a dry herbal finish and very good length and it’s fine with the food too.”