Marlborough, New Zealand
This wine was named after the saddle in the range that separates the two main valleys in Marlborough, the Awatere & the Wairau. This saddle allowed travellers to “pass” between the two. This is also an indication of the selection of the fruit as the best parcels from Wairau and the Awatere valley are used in varying amounts each vintage to produce The Pass.
Combining fruit from both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys adds an extra dimension to The Pass Sauvignon Blanc, with the Wairau fruit lifting the aromatics and the Awatere adding an attractive mineral note. The wine exhibits bright lemongrass and citrus aromas. On the palate, intense citrus fruit flavors lead to a crisp finish.
Winemaker: Stu Marfell