The original company vineyard was planted in 1980 by Ross and Barbara Lawson, who launched the Lawson’s Dry Hills label some twelve years later, in 1992. Today, the company’s wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and our famous Gewurztraminer, all made from fruit grown in Wairau, Waihopai, Omaka and Awatere Valleys. These different regions and carefully selected vineyard sites provide varying characteristics derived from the different soils and microclimates, giving many options when it comes to blending to that much-anticipated Lawson’s style.
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.25 RS: 2.8g/L
TA: 7.0g?l Brix: 21 - 22.3
This Sauvignon Blanc embraces the wonderful growing season of the 2016 vintage. Lifted aromatics of citrus and tropical fruits with a grassy, herbaceous edge lead to flavours of passionfruit, lemon and lime. The small of old barrel (6%) and the 7% wild ferment give this wine added complexity,weight and texture.
Cellaring: Enjoy now or cellar for two to four years
Food Match: Vegan friendly wine - Wonderful with a Greek salad, any seafood dish, fresh green herbs, red tomato based sauces and of course, fresh Marlborough green-lipped mussels.