The Wine

The Newhaven 2006 Sauvignon Blanc shows an intense, forward nose with guava, grapefruit zest and honeysuckle aromas. Ashining example of classic New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, with just the right balance of grassy, floral, and fruity notes in the nose.

The Vineyard

Grapes for the Newhaven 2006 Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from the bucolic Wairau Valley, with a percentage coming from Awatere Valley.

The Vintage

The growing season started with a warm summer. Crop yields were slightly under average, but fruit came in with ripe flavors.