Ben and Luc Cowley are the second generation of this family-owned estate to craft single vineyard wines from Marlborough’s oldest winery that we have been enjoying since 2005.
Each wine shows the distinctive characteristics of ripeness, texture and minerality – qualities unique to the ancient Greywacke rock and Loess clay soils of the vineyards.
Fifteen per cent of the grapes for this lively Sauvignon were fermented with wild yeasts in seasoned barrels which provides an extra weight and dimension, without being overpowering. A nice touch from a vineyard doing its best for its wine drinkers.
Auntsfield dates back to the 1860s, when Muscat was the grape of choice for the visionary David Herd who made wines for 50 years until it reverted to being a sheep station. In the modern era, when the Cowley family took over, there were no grapes to be found, and it wasn't until they began researched the history that they realised they had bought Marlborough’s very first vineyard.