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Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Sourced from our Headwaters vineyard in Marlborough, this single vineyard organic wine is a captivating style of Sauvignon Blanc with complexity and approachability that beautifully reflects the vineyard’s unique terroir. Everything you want from a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and more.

TASTING NOTES

Lime and gooseberry aromas with fennel, a hint of blackcurrant, and a spice/ mineral note. Expansive fruit salad entry moving to a strong citrus theme- lime, mandarin dominate the mid-palate. This is followed up with floral elements and tarragon with a lingering taste of pineapple.

Fruit from our certified organic Headwaters Vineyard was harvested in early April. The grapes were quickly pressed and after a little juice lees contact, clarified and fermented. A combination of selected and indigenous yeasts where used to capture the intense varietal flavours and build complexity. Malolactic fermentation softened and added texture to the palate. Strict organic procedures were followed at all times.

A perfect match to any seafood dish.

TASTING NOTES

Sweet lime, slate and gooseberry notes and a light spice aroma. Lemon and apple flavours supported by mineral and spice notes. Good depth, texture and length. Fleshy with great drive.

Fruit from our certified organic Headwaters Vineyard was harvested in early April. The grapes were quickly pressed and fermented at controlled temperatures with a combination of selected and indigenous yeasts to capture the intense varietal flavours and build complexity. Malolactic fermentation softened and added texture to the palate. Strict organic procedures were followed at all times.

Try this organic Sauvignon Blanc with BBQ’d prosciutto wrapped scallops drizzled with mandarin infuse olive oil. Goes equally well with a veggie burger with salad and feta on the side.

94 POINTS - Cameron Douglas MS, The Shout, Dec 2020
90 POINTS - JamesSuckling.com, Nov 2020
4 STARS, BEST VALUE - Winestate Magazine, March 2021 issue
4 STARS - Michael Cooper, www.michaelcooper.co.nz May 2021
SILVER MEDAL - Aotearoa NZ Organic Wine Awards 2021
SILVER MEDAL - Global Organic Masters 2021
SILVER MEDAL - New York International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021

"Some fine, flinty and mineral notes here, ahead of white melon, lime, papaya and sweet, fresh herbs.  The palate has very smoothy arranged and gentle, soft texture with supple, elegant resolve."
90 POINTS - JamesSuckling.com, Nov 2020

"(vegan & Organic) - An enticing bouquet, classic and complex - packed with aromas of mineral, ripe white fleshed fruits and citrus. Crisp and dry on the palate with flavours of apple, citrus then fresh herb and white pineapple. Plenty of acidity, mineral stony layers, a fine complexity, balanced, well made and ready to enjoy from today and through 2025+."
94 POINTS - Cameron Douglas MS, The Shout, Dec 2020

"Certified organic, this single-vineyard wine is weighty and dry, with ripe, tropical fruit flavours, showing very good depth.  Sweet-fruited, with balanced acidity and a fresh, lingering finish, it should be at its best mid-2021+."
4 STARS - Winestate Magazine, March 2021 issue

"Certified organic, the 2020 vintage (4*) of this single-vineyard wine is weighty and dry, with ripe, tropical fruit flavours, showing very good depth. Sweet-fruited, with balanced acidity and a fresh, lingering finish."
4 STARS - Michael Cooper wwwmichaelcooper.co.nz May 2021

TASTING NOTES

Our Family Estates Organic Sauvignon Blanc wines has ripe citrus aromas - lime, mandarin - with stone-fruit, fresh herbs and mineral. Good drive and focus. Lime and gun flint with juicy tropical fruits, apple and a mouth watering finish. At Babich we're passionate about producing the highest quality sustainable organic Sauvignon Blanc - a wine New Zealand can be proud of.

Fruit from our certified organic Headwaters Vineyard was harvested mid to late March. The grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled temperatures with a combination of selected and indigenous yeasts to capture the intense varietal flavours. Strict organic procedures were followed at all times. Vegan friendly.

Try this organic Sauvignon Blanc with BBQ’d prosciutto wrapped scallops drizzled with mandarin infuse olive oil. Goes equally well with a veggie burger with salad and feta on the side.

GOLD MEDAL - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2019
91 POINTS - Decanter.com 2020

"Croatian-born Josip Babich made his first Kiwi wine in 1916 and the third-generation today is still going strong. From the 60ha certified organic Headwaters Vineyard this has great purity and vibrancy of apple, peach, orange blossom and zesty citrus acidity with a wild-yeast tang. Great quality for the price."
91 POINTS - Decanter.com 2020

TASTING NOTES

Mineral aromas with lemon and orange citrus and a distinct floral thread – crisp, dry finish. Juicy and fruity entry with lemon and lime driving through to a crisp finish. Mineral and spice notes linger. Nice herbals and a touch of tangerine also - a wine with density and presence.

Fruit from our certified organic block at Headwaters Vineyard were harvested late March and early April. The grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled temperatures with a combination of selected and indigenous yeasts to capture the intense varietal flavours. Strict organic procedures were followed at all times.

Try with BBQ’d prosciutto wrapped scallops drizzled with mandarin infuse olive oil.

GOLD MEDAL - New York Wine & Spirits Competition 2019
SILVER MEDAL - Global Organic Masters 2019
SILVER MEDAL - New Zealand Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2019
90 POINTS - Decanter  World Wine Awards 2019

"Peach and tropical fruit on the nose. Quince and peach on the palate with touches of grass and a long concentrated finish."
90 POINTS - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of mineral /slate with lemon and orange citrus and a distinct floral thread. Lime and lemon interwoven with a juicy minerality on the palate. Fresh, mouth-filling and long with a lingering apple peel and white blossoms. Fleshy and textured.

Fruit from our certified organic block at Headwaters Vineyard were harvested in early April. The grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled temperatures with a combination of selected and indigenous yeasts to capture the intense varietal flavours. Strict organic procedures were followed at all times.

Try with BBQ’d prosciutto wrapped scallops drizzled with mandarin infuse olive oil.

GOLD MEDAL - Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters  2017
SILVER MEDAL - Berlin International Wine Competition 2018
90 POINTS - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, Feb 2018
4 STARS - Cuisine Magazine, Dec 2017
4 STARS - Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, Apr 2018
4 STARS - Michael Cooper, www.michaelcooper.co.nz, 2018

"Struck flint and cut grass accent ripe notes of fig, stone fruit and melon in the medium-bodied 2017 Headwaters Organic Sauvignon Blanc. It's not as rich as Babich's Cowslip Valley bottling, but it's qualitatively its equal, replacing that richness with a cool, wet-stone sensation and equivalent length on the finish."
90 POINTS -Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, Feb 2018

"Bright, even, light straw-yellow colour, a little lighter-edged.  The nose is taut and fresh with tightly bound aromas of gooseberries, green capsicums and cut-grass, along with savoury herbs.  This has a good core, showing an amalgam of minerals with suggestions of green beans.  Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has breadth and depth, with mouth-filling flavours of gooseberries, green capsicums, cut-grass and notes of savoury herbs with green beans.  The flavours are up-front and the palate has good vigour and energy, with crisp acidity enlivening the mouthfeel.  The wine flows along a light, dry-textured line, leading to a moderately long finish.  This is an up-front, mouth-filling Sauvignon Blanc with flavours of gooseberries, capsicums and beans on a vigorous palate with light, dry textures."
4 STARS -Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz , Apr 2018

"The 2017 vintage (3.5*) is pale lemon/green, with vibrant, delicate, apple and pear-like flavours, gentle spicy notes, good weight and texture, and an appetisingly crisp, dry (2.5 grams/litre residual sugar) finish. Best drinking 2019. Certified organic."
4 STARS -Michael Cooper, www.michaelcooper.co.nz

TASTING NOTES

Pretty nose combines floral notes with lime, lemon and orange. Citrus notes persist on the palate with a good dollop of slate/mineral. Juicy green fruits and spice linger on the crisp finish.

Fruit from our certified organic block at Headwaters Vineyard were harvested in April. The grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled temperatures with a combination of selected and indigenous yeasts to capture the intense varietal flavours. Strict organic procedures were followed at all times.

This organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is perfect with barbecued prosciutto wrapped scallops, drizzled with mandarin infused olive oil.

SILVER MEDAL - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2016
SILVER MEDAL - Global Organic Masters 2017
4 STARS - Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper's 2017 Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wine
4 STARS - Raymond Chan, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, April 2017
SILVER MEDAL - WSWA 74th Annual Convention and Exposition Wine & Spirits Tasting Competition 2017
SILVER MEDAL - New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 2017

"This subtle, fully dry wine is grown in the Wairau Valley. The 2016 vintage is mouthfilling, with good vigour and depth of ripe tropical-fruit flavours, slightly spicy and minerally notes, and a long, tight finish."
4 STARS -Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper's 2017 Buyers Guide

"Bright straw-yellow colour, paler on the edge.  The nose is softly full with aromas of fragrant gooseberries with notes of fresh herbs harmoniously entwined with nettle elements and subtle while floral nuances,  Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is fresh and brisk, with tightly bound flavours of gooseberries along with subtle notes of tropical fruits, nettles and herbs.  The palate has lively acidity and a fine, grainy-textured phenolic line which carries the wine with vibrancy to a thirst-quenching, dry, herb and minerally finish.  This is a fresh and racy Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry, tropical fruit, nettle and herb flavours on a grainy-texture palate with a minerally finish.  Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years."
4 STARS -Raymond Chan, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, April 2017

"Light, smooth and lively, with a fresh green, grassy note to the core flavors of crisp melon and lemon."
-Wine Spectator, www.winespectator.com  2017