2020 Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Sauvignon plus

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Fascinating Sauvignon Blanc, all linear and savoury, with some skin contact complexity and Riesling-like drive. A textural beauty.

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A tense, savoury Sauvignon from Waipara, perfectly in-keeping with Pyramid Valley's off-piste outlook towards the wine world.

95% old vine Sauvignon blended with some Pinot Gris, Muscat and Riesling, part-fermented in amphora and about 5% fermented on skins for three weeks.

Couldn't be more opposite to a commercial NZ Savvy B, in fact it is not that Sauvignony at all.. Lemon, citrus, spice, a smoky note and some pithy phenolic grip on the finish. Lots of crunch and layers. Lots to love in this wine.

Sustainably farmed, free of artifi­cial chemicals or fertilisers. Naturally fermented and cellared in our winery.


Pale yellow straw appearance. Smokey, lemon curd, citrus and spicy jalapeño aromas. Medium body with good density and texture with fine tannins running through the palate. Flavours of citrus, lemon pith meadow herb with a lovely dry saline finish which will age nicely over the next five years. Match with fresh kai moana.

92 Points - "Intense, fruit-focused sauvignon blanc with an interesting savoury edge. Passionfruit, guava, green capsicum, and (unusually) orange blossom. A vibrant, high-energy wine." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

Pyramid Valley

In the year 2000, Mike and Claudia Elze Weersing found the patch of earth they'd been searching 15 years for.

With a background in winemaking from Burgundy and vintages of experience from some of Europe's finest cellars, Mike knew what he wanted in a vineyard site. With Claudia by his side, they set about planting a biodynamic Garden of Eden from the ground up.

They planted four blocks, half Pinot Noir, half Chardonnay, on the slopes of Pyramid Valley in the South Island.

In 2017 the baton was passed to friends Steve Smith (of Craggy Range renown) and Brian Sheth, who took over the ownership of Pyramid Valley, to further develop this extraordinary legacy. One of their first developments was to extend the Pyramid Valley range to a magnificent winery in Central Otago.

These are some of the most compelling and individual wines in all of New Zealand that have deservedly received much critical acclaim.

The stunning Pyramid Valley Vineyard - Canterbury, NZ Pyramid Valley

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