WBOTD Just the Good Stuff Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar? Cult NZ Sauvignon Blanc Foodie Wine at a good price point Why now? Best Price around | Hard to find over the top NZ Sauvignon Blanc WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating Expert Ratings Vivino 4.1 - top 1% of all wines in the world What is it? Marlborough NZ White Wine What’s in it? Sauvignon Blanc | 13.5% ABV When to drink? Now to 2020 Pair with: Exotic/Spicy, Vegetables, White Meat, Shellfish, Fish, Soft Cheese Serving Temp: 45-50°F Drink with: Everyone Occasion Any | Seafood Appetizers | Summer Sipper If you want to drink now... Open and enjoy Recommended purchase Qty: 8+ | includes free shipping
Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2017 | Double Gold Medal Winner
Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is pale straw color. Concentrated aromas of lemongrass, blackcurrant, and thyme with flourishes of melon and passionfruit. In addition, a classic palate expression of blackcurrant and tropical passion fruit. While underscored by ripe fruit and mineral essences to add lush depth. Finely tuned acidity propels to a lingering finish. Perfect to drink now through 2019. From perennial gold medal winning winemaker Fiona Turner
Highest accolades and scores for a Sauvignon Blanc
The late harvest of 2017 proved an incredible follow-up to the terrific 2016 vintage. Though yields were lower, cooler temperatures throughout the growing season produced berries packed with complexity and concentration. As a result, the Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is a weightier wine. In addition, terrific mineral-precision that is sure to tip the scales of the critics again.
Already the Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2017 has been awarded Blue Gold at the 2018 Sydney International Top 100 wine competition where it was judged against other Sauvignon Blancs, then again with food. The way it enhances food has made it a sommelier favorite; UK’s Sommelier Wine Awards judges stated, “That teams of highly attuned sommeliers keep on picking it out for Gold, blind, year after year, vintage after vintage is a truly remarkable testament to the vineyards and the winemaker.”
Chefs love this hard to find wine
Wine Access leveraged their Kiwi connections to secure another allocation of this near-impossible to find wine. As a result, proven to be Wine Access members’ favorite Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. So, the 2017 vintage follows hot on the heels of 2016 which received the equal highest score ever for a Sauvignon Blanc — a near-perfect 98 points from Decanter.
Prior to this, no Sauvignon Blanc from anywhere in the world has ever been rated “exceptional” by the prestigious UK magazine. While it’s no surprise that even celebrities have taken notice. Hence, Chef Jamie Oliver says of Tinpot Hut: “Love your wine, always have some in the cellar.”
Tinpot Hut and Winemaker Fiona Turner
Tinpot Hut’s owner and winemaker Fiona Turner crafts exceptional wines from her Home Block vineyard, established in 2005 in Blind River — Marlborough’s newest, highly lauded subregion, which is fast earning the reputation as its best.
Her oenological skills have taken her to California, Hawke’s Bay, Central Otago, and Marlborough, where she now lives, works and plays. Most of all Fiona Turner focuses on producing wines that are true to variety and express the characteristics inherent on the vine.