Fruit from Pinnacles 3%, Clouston 12%, Nga Waka 30% and our organically farmed Om Santi Vineyard 55%. Cool fermented to 12% alcohol, pH 3.1, TA 7.2 and RS 10.8g/L giving added weight and texture to the wine.
Pours a bright, pale straw with green flecks around the rim. A youthful, complex nose showing hints of freshly squeezed lime juice, orange blossom, star jasmine, honeysuckle and orange peel over a core of ripe, crunchy apple. Lovely purity of fruit on the dry palate, with just a hint of apple sweetness adding flesh and volume to the bony structure. Concentrated, juicy and vibrant, yet retaining a delicacy and lightness of touch thanks to the mouth-watering acidity and floral lift, this is a classic example of dry Riesling from a classic Marlborough vintage.
Winemaker Allan Johnson is producing consistently superb wines, which reflect Palliser's prime vineyard sites in Martinborough. Whilst Palliser Estate and the Martinborough region have made their name from Pinot Noir, the Sauvignon Blanc is always one of New Zealand's finest.