Sauvignon Blanc 2018


Sauvignon Blanc

  • Organic
Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
New Zealand
Regulated designation
Table wine
South Island
Sauvignon Blanc 100 %
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Winery's website

About this winery

Dog Point Vineyard is one of the oldest privately established vineyards in Marlborough. Established in 2002 by partners, Ivan & Margaret Sutherland, and James & Wendy Healy. After working together at Cloudy Bay, Ivan and James decided to return to a more hands-on approach and establish their own wine label. Dog Point Vineyard is located at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka Valleys in Marlborough, New Zealand’s premium wine growing region. The name “Dog Point” dates from earliest...

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Winemaking notes

Grapes are hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, cold settled before fermentation and aged 2-3 months in stainless steel tanks. A portion of this wine is fermented using indigenous yeast and bottled without fining.

Tasting notes

A lifted and perfumed Sauvignon Blanc with strong citrus characteristics leading into ripe tropical tones. Complimentary flinty and smoky notes linger in the background providing a complex balance to the primary fruit.

Press reviews

Bob Campbell MW

- 95 points -

November 2018

Intense, ripe sauvignon blanc with tree fruit, nectarine, red capsicum and guava flavours. A rich, gently tangy and deliciously accessible wine that stood out from the crowd in a tasting of 2018 wines.

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James Suckling

- 92 points -

October 2019

This offers a complex take on fruit-driven sauvignon style with fresh limes and lemons, as well as peaches on offer and there’s a succulent wrap of smooth-textured fruit to close.

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Wine Advocate

- 91 points -

March 2019

The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is on the tropical end of the spectrum, with hints of guava, pineapple and nectarine—a real fruit bowl. It's medium-bodied and silky in texture, with a long, flavorful finish.

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Raymond Chan Wine Reviews


October 2018

Brilliant pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues. The nose is fresh with softly full aromas of white and green stonefruits, piquant fresh herbs, some gooseberry notes and subtle complexing mouthwatering minerally lees elements. This is elegantly presented and has good intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a rich and succulent core of green stonefruits and gooseberries with fresh herb notes and subtle flinty, minerally lees detail. The palate sweetness is balanced by fine, fresh acidity and the flavours flow along with an elegantly concentrated core with very good linearity and thirst-quenching crispness to a long, lingering finish of stonefruits, herbs and minerals. This is an elegantly rich and succulent Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruit, herb and mouthwatering mineral flavours and a finely concentrated core with crisp acidity. Serve with Pacific Rim fare and Mediterranean dishes over the next 2+ years. 100% UCD1 clone fruit from estate vineyards, hand-picked and WBP, fermented in stainless-steel, a portion by indigenous yeasts to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 2-3 months on lees. Certified BioGro organic.

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