Would stand tall amongst any of the great sauvignon blancs anywhere. Outstanding release.
About The Wine
Marlborough as a region is notable for its Sauvignon Blanc production.
Some of it very good, some not so much. Here's one of the very good ones.
Organically farmed by the Weaver family, this wine shows a rare intensity for this variety. Each of the 10 Churton Sauvignon Blanc blocks are harvested individually by hand, a portion sees some time in larger format oak, and all the wine spends six months on lees before bottling.
Textural, powerful, and incredible value for money given the care taken to craft this. This is Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc done right.
Sam and Mandy Weaver established their biodynamic paradise in 1997 in between the Omaka and Waihopai valleys in Marlborough.
Their close-planted vineyard consists of only four varieties. They grow Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Manseng, Viognier, and Pinot Noir.
Their fruit is highly sought-after by other local vignerons. Where much of the region is given over to huge companies churning out unfathomable quantities of mass-produced Sauvignon Blanc, the Weavers have kept things small and premium.
A family business from the ground up, this is what Marlborough wines taste like with a real sense of place.