Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
Dog Point took the wine world by storm, purely on the basis of its exceptional Sauvignon Blanc. One of the oldest vineyards in Marlborough, Dog Point sold grapes to other companies until they began bottling wine under their own label. Topography, the lie of land and quality of soils are crucial to the character of Marlborough's remarkable world class vintages. Dog Point's vines are mostly planted to free draining silty clay loams on the flatter aspects of Marlborough, salubrious soils which infuse grapes with luscious citrus and grapefruit flavours.
Dog Point's older well established vines are planted to free draining silty clay loams, supported by harvests from closely planted hillside blocks. The philosophy at Dog Point is total involvement by the winemakers and partners within the vineyard, to make fully expressive wines. The standard of viticulture is a result of the considerable growing experience shared by the Sutherlands and Healys. One of the keys to the success of their label lies in the vineyard itself, fourteen full time workers attend to pampering the low cropped vines. Dog Point only release a few thousand cases a year, the estate is comprised of eighty hectares, a portion of which is retained by the eminent Cloudy Bay.
Straw green hue. Fresh, intensely concentrated aromas of tropical fruits infused with ripe citrus notes, complemented by lifted hints of lemongrass and passionfruit. Fine texture and acidity, a degree of minerality and a lasting, refreshingly crisp finish. Match with white meats, pale cheeses and seafood.