Auntsfield, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2017

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Auntsfield, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2017

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc 100% Wine Style: Crisp, Fresh Whites Winemaker: Luc Cowley Optimum Drinking: 2019-2020 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: CFW Code: 103008 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Auntsfield's new release Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017 delivers fabulously concentrated fruit intensity with vibrant acidity, underlying minerality and a silky mouthfeel - stylish Kiwi Sauvignon - and a worthy successor to the highly rated 2016 vintage. A portion of the 2017 crop, which was small due to a cool growing season, was seasoned oak barrels, adding texture and complexity. Auntsfield continues the proud heritage of Marlborough’s first vineyard and winery established in 1873. Their Single Vineyard wines are made from grapes grown at Auntsfield Estate.

Each wine shows the distinctive characteristics of ripeness, texture and minerality – qualities unique to the ancient Greywacke rock and Loess clay soils of the vineyard.


"Bold, expressive and pungent bouquet of SB with aromas and flavours of grapefruit, Meyer lemon, red apple, pineapple, sweet grass and fresh herbs. Youthful fresh and vibrant acidity with a touch of fruit spice; very long finish, great balance and palate appeal." Cameron Douglas (Decanter judge)

"Nestled on the clay-loam slopes of the Southern Valleys, the Cowley brothers combine conventionally fermented tank parcels with whole-bunch pressed, barrel fermented lots to bring the best of both worlds to this wine. It's bright and lively with notes of gooseberry, pineapple and grass. It's light-bodied but with a little weight and roundness from barrel and lees work. Overall it's clean, pure and personality filled, with a fine-grained texture on the finish. Rebecca Gibb (Decanter judge)

”From their estate vineyard in the Southern Valleys, the wine offers fabulous fruit intensity as well as silky mouthfeel. The beautifully lifted bouquet shows lemon peel, feijoa, passionfruit and lime zest aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is focused and linear. The wine delivers wonderful vibrancy and bright acidity, leading to a superbly long, fine finish.” Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

”...richly textured with a cool restraint, and yet each is beautifully expressive of its region and terroir. Partial ageing in older barrels has given this texture, but has not dulled the vivacious pin-sharp aromatics, gooseberry and a punch of pea-shoot freshness, and sweet nectarine fruit. The palate brims with exotic fruit, and yet there is fine acidity - not at all jarring - a natural concentration, and great balance. Will delight both classic European Sauvignon drinkers and fans of Kiwi exuberance in a clever marriage. ” Tom Cannavan,