Pungent guava, passion-fruit, white peach and exotic spices all blend in with an undercurrent of honey toast, butterscotch and biscuit notes.
Exotic tropical fruit, toasted pineapple, gooseberry and hints of capsicum support this full bodied, flinty wine.
Crab cakes, oysters on the half shell and chicken breast with a herb sauce.
Produced from our Rapaura vineyard, this Limited Edition Ella Maria Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was hand-harvested at optimum ripeness and is released in celebration of the birth of Andrew and Marieke’s first Daughter, Ella Maria. 100% barrel fermented and matured in 3 year old French Oak barrels for 9 months with regular and gentle lees stirring.
"This barrel-fermented sauvignon shows wonderfully complex aromas of grapefruit, peach and dried herbs with subtly infused cedary oak complexity. It is concentrated and beautifully weighted on the palate, and delivers excellent fruit intensity backed by bright acidity. Lovely texture too. The wine offers varietal purity as well as stylish oak undertones. At its best now to 2020."
"Spicy peach blossom, dried mango and marmalade flavors have an edge of savory, toasted herb. Complex and aromatic on the refreshing finish. Drink now. 3,500 cases made."