Caythorpe, 'Sauvignon Blanc', 2019, Marlborough, New Zealand


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Being a cool 12.5%, the wine is dry, lively and bright. Citrus flavours, freshness with flavours of gooseberries, fresh herbs, white flowers aside a long, creamy finish. This Sauvignon is less typical than the standard Marlborough Sauvignons, it is grown next door to the famous Dog Point vineyards which also are known to be different from the norm.

When David Bishell, along with his wife Mary and their four young children, immigrated to New Zealand in 1876, he never imagined his farm would one day become an award-winning wine estate. He named his property Caythorpe after his home village in Lincolnshire, England, and started a successful cereal and livestock venture. Four generations later vines would be planted and their fruit would produce world-class Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Noir.

Caythorpe wines quickly gained critical acclaim with the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc awarded Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition – the world’s largest international wine competition – in only their second ever vintage.

Producer: Caythorpe

Country: New Zealand

Region: Marlborough

Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol: 12.5%

Vintage: 2019

Status: Organic practice