2020 Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough ORGANIC

Stock Description

Decanter Magazine 95 Points


Vintage Description

The fruit for this cuvée comes from the Kerseley Estate Single Vineyard. Machine harvested whilst cold, and quickly pressed off skins with free run juice kept separate. This then undergoes a cool ferment with selected Blanc yeasts to ensure the wines are true to the vineyard expression - 2020 is the first vintage where this single vineyard Sauvignon Banc will be certified organic and is also Vegan friendly. - something the Glover Family have been working towards for the past 5 years as a true expression of our Turangawaewae.


Tasting Notes

Decanter Magazine 95 Points

Very pale straw with a slight green hue. On the nose, ginger, green apple and crisp highlights of lime. Citrus focussed palate with quenching acidity and varietal elegance. 100% Unoaked Sauvignon Blanc.


Vineyard Information

Ben Glover, of Wither Hills fame, is now focusing on matters closer to home and has taken charge of his family winery, Zephyr. The family whites deserve to be compared with other world class whites rather than merely the best of Marlborough. Their delicate Sauvignon Blanc has been described by Tim Atkin MW as ´about as good as Marlborough gets'.

The wines are created from the family vineyards in Marlborough's fine sub-region of Dillon's Point, planted in 1985 alongside the meandering Opawa River. The vineyards are noted for their success with aromatic varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Riesling. The wines show classic cool climate precision matched with palate depth and the ability to support texture. Winemaker Ben Glover says "I have always wanted to express the exquisite refined bouquet, the precise structure and the 'line' of these aromatic wines from our farm. Zephyr allows me to do this - winegrowing is a natural expression and extension of what our family and I have done on this property for years and the opportunity to pay them back with home grown, world class wines is too good to be true," says Ben.

The fruit for this cuvee comes from the Kerseley Estate Single Vineyard. Machine harvested whilst cold, and quickly pressed off skins with free run juice kept separate. This then undergoes a cool ferment with selected Blanc yeasts to ensure the wines are true to the vineyard expression - 2020 is the first vintage where this single vineyard Sauvignon Banc will be certified organic and is also Vegan friendly. - something the Glover Family have been working towards for the past 5 years as a true expression of our Turangawaewae.


Colour White Origin New Zealand
Region New Zealand White ABV 13.00%
Drink From 2021 Drink To 2023
Everyday drinking, Special occasion, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian