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Falconhead Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc


Vintage 2017

This wine displays a complex aroma of tropical fruits, passionfruit, feijoa and a touch of lime.  The palate shows ripe tropical fruit flavours balanced by a limey acidity and a lengthy mineral finish.


The grapes for this wine were harvested in our Marlborough vineyard and transported to a contract facility for dejuicing and settling.  The clear juice was transported by road tanker to our Katikati winery where it was fermented in stainless steel tanks at around 12°C using a variety of yeast strains, mainly Revelation Thiols.  Following fermentation, the wine was blended, protein stabilized, cold stabilized and fined.

Bottled July 2017

NWGold Medal





Vintage 2017

“Lime zest and a suggestion of ginger spice leap from the glass. The flavour is concentrated with lemon sherbet and blackcurrant, clean crisp acidity and amazing purity of flavour. A classic combination with Marlborough-grown mussels steamed with lemongrass and lime peel and eaten straight out of the shell.” Gold Medal, 95 points.

New World Wine Awards 2017


“Orange zest, honeyed citrus, passionfruit and aromatic herbs fill the bouquet and there’s a lovely taut undercurrent to the juicy lemonade, lime and tropical fruit flavours.” Gold Medal.

New Zealand International Wine Show 2017


Vintage 2013

“Mouthfilling, with fresh ripely herbaceous, moderately concentrated flavours and a dry finish”

Winestate Magazine Review

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Vintages > 2017 2014 2013


2017 Vintage – Gold New World Wine Awards 2017
– Gold NZ International Wine Show 2017
2013 Vintage – Sliver London IWFC Wine Competition

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