4.5 STARS | Michael Cooper
Premium Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc from this iconic producer. This wine absolutely bursts with the tangy tropical fruits and ripe citrus flavours that the Awatere sub region is so famous for. Previous vintages have won awards at prestigious international wine competitions and the 2020 is up there with the best. It's easy to see why this wine has superstar status. Stock is very limited. If you want this important wine on your table this year, you'll need to move fast. Go.
The winery writes "Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2020 offers recognisable aromas of passionfruit and citrus peel upfront, evolving with layers of green tropicals and an oyster shell minerality. Vibrant flavours of tropical fruits and citrus hang off this concentrated and textural wine. A saline minerality and an elegant acid line run through the wine showcasing its Awatere Valley origin. Poised and complex."