Whilst well-known Marlborough wine producer, Lawson’s Dry Hills, regularly receive awards across their range of varietals, it is Sauvignon Blanc that tells the strongest story.
Five different Sauvignon Blancs, varying from small quantities of single vineyard Blind River through to the larger, blended estate wine, have all excelled from the 2020 vintage. Being awarded gold medals and top scores is a sure sign of the wines’ quality, but it’s the consumers’ love of the wines that counts most for this small, hands-on team. As Chief Winemaker, Marcus Wright explains, “It’s about making wines that people enjoy and want to share.”
Drawing grapes from their vineyards across Marlborough’s three sub-regions means the winemaking team always have plenty of components when blending the wines. Marcus continues, “With different soil types and microclimates, each parcel of fruit lends its own distinct flavour and provides added complexity in our wines. It also means we can be consistent when it comes to the wine’s style, therefore meeting the expectations of our customers.”
The latest Sauvignon Blanc, Inviniti, tells the story of the company’s sustainability journey. From first gaining the tough ISO 14001 certification in 2011, to completing the carbon-neutral, ISO 14064 certification by March 2021, Inviniti embraces these achievements and more. Solar panels generate 30% of the winery’s required power and a new system captures water from the winery roof for recycling. Plus there’s the native wetland development at the Waihopai vineyard, an upgraded recycling system and even biodegradable pallet wrap!
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