Ataahua Wines - North Canterbury Winery

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc


Grown on the clay loams of upper Waipara Valley floor, this Sauvignon Blanc was machine harvested with modern, gentle technology.  The long autumn of warm days ,and cool nights allowed for the development of ripe flavours, while retaining a mouth-watering freshness.After the grapes were harvested, de-stemming followed, then a long, slow press. The juice was settled, racked and a cool fermentation in stainless steel followed. This has allowed the wine to retain the fresh typical varietal aromas of ripe gooseberry, with hints of lemon zest and a fresh lift. These flavours continue into the palate, forming a delicious wine with a pleasingly dry finish, and a perfect balance of ripe fruit and tangy acidity.
This Sauvignon will develop in the bottle for several years, but is perfect now with a wide range of foods – think freshly cooked seafood, asparagus and many vegetarian dishes.  As with all our white wines, serve this wine lightly chilled.
Review by Michael Cooper in WINESTATE Magazine Australasia September 2021 issue

Ataahua Waipara Sauvignon Blanc 2020 **** (4 stars)
A subtle, satisfying style of sauvignon blanc. Fresh and vibrantly fruity, with restrained aromas, it is full-bodied and sweet-fruited, with ripe passionfruit/lime flavours that build well across the palate to a crisp, dry, lingering finish.

Review by Sam Kim of WINE ORBIT : International Wine Judge and Critic

Ataahua Waipara Sauvignon Blanc 2020 91pts (4.5 stars)
It’s delightfully lifted on the nose showing green rockmelon, apricot, feijoa and lemon peel aromas, leading to a flavoursome palate delivering bright fruit intensity backed by crisp acidity. Upfront and tasty with a lengthy vibrant finish. At its best: now to 2022.Feb 2021.

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