Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc
Dog Point Vineyard is a partnership between two Cloudy Bay
alumni, enologist James Healy and viticulturalist Ivan
Sutherland. The estate vineyards are among the oldest in
Marlborough's Wairau Valley, with some dating back to the
1970s. The vines are planted on free draining silty clay loams.
The winemaking is non-interventionist, and all the wines (with the
exception of the Sauvignon Blanc) are given extended barrel
aging with minimal racking and handling. Bottling is done without
fining and with minimal filtration.
|Fresh and intensely concentrated, this wine can be enjoyed young or cellared for several years.
| Wine Advocate 90 points (Dec 2015)
The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc has a fragrant nose of elderflower, lavender, lemongrass and fresh herbs with hints of struck match and ground stones. Medium-bodied with a lovely satiny texture and great intensity, it has a lively acid backbone and long savory finish.
|Grown on clay soils in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. This soil profile yields a wine with more defined citrus characteristics than the more common gravel soils. Hand-picked and whole-cluster pressed, and then fermented in stainless steel.