About This Wine...
Clyde and Nigel Sowman’s 17 Hectare vineyard is located on the Wairau Valley plains, an ancient dry river bed which has created a prime growing area for great wines, particularly intense aromatic Sauvignon Blanc. Labour intensive vineyard methods produce consistent, exceptional fruit quality; and the use of traditional winemaking techniques and attention to preserving delicate flavours result in expressive and balanced wines.
To suitably pay homage to the iconic walnut tree which stands among the vines at Walnut Block and proudly bring something of New Zealand’s rich history to wine lovers, the Collectables range was created.
Awards and Reviews
- 2013 Vintage awarded 16.5 pts Sunday Times 7 Sep 14. “Rich, full, quite rounded flavours………..representative of the modern style” Ernie Whalley; “Lively, attractive, good value……lemon and lime flavours” Martin Moran.
- 2015 Vintage 4.5 stars from Michael Cooper MW – ‘………..sweet-fruited, it is mouth filling and dry, with excellent delicacy and depth of fresh, tropical fruit flavours, balanced acidity and a smooth finish. A very harmonious wine, it’s already delicious.’
- 2015 Vintage 93pts Bob Campbell MW – ‘……..richly textured….quite concentrated………with pink grapefruit, guava, lemongrass and red capsicum flavours. Weighty wine with a hint of nutty yeast lees character. Quite complex……’