Auntsfield, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2015

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Auntsfield, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2015

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand



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Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc 100% Wine Style: Crisp, Fresh Whites Winemaker: Luc Cowley Optimum Drinking: 2017-2019 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: CFW Code: 102767 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

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.


“This is benchmark stuff. Freshly scented, it is unusually weighty and sweet-fruited, in a non-herbaceous (not at all grassy) style, with vibrant melon/lime flavours, showing a touch of complexity and a mouth-wateringly crisp, lasting finish.” Michael Cooper

Fresh passionfruit, ripe melon and lime aromas with hints of dried herbs, lemongrass and blackcurrant. Powerful, tight and elegant in the mouth with intense passionfruit, white peach and citrus, and underlying minerality giving lively tension and textural balance.