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Dublin Annual Trade Tasting - 7 February 2024
Dog Point Vineyard
Dog Point Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc 'Section 94' 2020

New Zealand, Wairau Valley
Sauvignon Blanc
RRP €40.00
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A complex full bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc with a chalky minerality and fresh herbal influence, complimented by a vibrant acidity which gives the wine focus.

This single vineyard parcel is situated within the Dog Point Vineyard, using the same low cropping level from vines planted in 1992. Fruit is hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented and aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottled without fining.


95 pts James Suckling

17.5 pts Jancis Robinson

95 pts Wine Spectator Points

92 pts Vinous by Antonio Galloni





Analytical data


1.0 g/l residual sugar
7.6 g/l acidity
3.1 pH

Dog Point Section 94


Marlborough -Southern Valleys. Silt/clay loams.

Yield: 52 hl/ha


Murray Cook

Harvest Notes

A warm growing season with very dry conditions between January and April with only 45mm falling (less than 30% of the average). A season which will be remembered for other reasons however, with a global pandemic affecting staffing movements and logistics but one where calm decision making and patience resulted in perfect ripening conditions, and a very rewarding season. One of the best the region has experienced in recent years.


Cropped at 6.0 tonnes/hectare. 28 year old vines. Harvested 8-9th April 2020


Hand picked and gently pressed to tank for 24 hours of settling prior to going into old barrels. 100% natural ferment. Bottled without fining and only minimal filtration.

Was malolactic fermentation used: notSelected
Was high-solid fermentation used: notSelected


Eighteen months fermentation and aging in older French Oak barrels.


Size: 0.750l
Closure: Screw top

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