Marlborough
Lawson’s Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Premium Marlborough wines of great character, quality and varietal expression. Lawson’s Dry Hills produce a benchmark range of Marlborough wines. Founded in 1992 by Ross and Barbara Lawson, their first vintage was just 15 tonnes and was managed by Ross from the old tin shed on the property, which is still standing and forms part of the winery cellar door. All the grapes for their range are sourced from Marlborough’s Wairau, Waihopai, Omaka, Awatere and Brancott valleys.

Grape

100% Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Vineyards and viticulture:

From a spread of vineyards encompassing the Southern Valleys, Rapaura, Spring Creek and the Awatere subregions, these blocks are cropped at moderate levels to achieve the perfect balance of ripeness, flavour and acidity. Each was harvested and fermented separately, each bringing their own unique character to the blend.

Winemaking:

Picked in the cool of the early morning to help retain the aromatics, the grapes were gently pressed and the juice fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks. Five percent was fermented in old French barriques with wild yeast, to give added complexity and texture to the finished wine.

 Cellaring: Delicious now but will continue to develop in bottle, highlighting the minerality of this wine. Enjoy over the next couple of years

Tasting Note

Pronounced passionfruit together with fresh herbs, fruit salad and floral aromas lead to an intense, fruit-driven palate with a chalky minerality and good concentration. This wine is from the outstanding 2020 vintage and rates highly on the drinkability scale!

Food Pairing

Seafood, shellfish, salads, feta, goat cheese, fresh herbs, Vietnamese-style dishes, garlic prawns, light Thai dishes.