Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan and Margaret Sutherland and, James and Wendy Healy. Ivan and James met while working at Cloudy Bay Vineyards and quickly established an enduring friendship along with an appreciation of good wine. Ivan was Cloudy Bay's viticulturist for 18 years and in the latter years a Director while James was the Company's Oenologist for 12 years. After finding they shared the same aspirations, James and Ivan decided to return to a more ‘hands-on’ approach to winemaking. Using fruit from the 80-hectare Dog Point Vineyard established by Ivan and Margaret, the pair launched the Dog Point label in February 2004 using fruit from the 2002 vintage.
Dog Point is one of the earliest private vineyards established in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, which means it has some of the oldest vines in Marlborough. The vineyard is centrally located at the confluence of the smaller Brancott and Omaka Valleys with some vineyard plantings dating back to the late 1970's.
This single vineyard parcel is situated within the Dog Point Vineyard, using the same low cropping level from vines planted in 1992.
Hand picked and gently pressed straight to older French Oak barrels for eighteen months. No juice clarification with 100% natural ferment. Bottled without fining and only minimal filtration.
Ripe aromas of grapefruit and lemons with overt white floral characters in the forefront. The hint of struck match aromas characteristic of this wine, reflect the use of solids during fermentation and ageing, adding a dimension of complexity and interest. The palate displays vibrant, varietal Sauvignon qualities, with citrus, racy fresh acidity and after 18 months of ageing on lees, creamy textures and a toasty, nutty finish.
Drink with fish (especially salmon), poultry and soft white cheeses.
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Name Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc Country New Zealand Region Marlborough ABV% 13.5% Vintage 2015 Grape Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc Size 750ml Dietary Information No