90 POINTS – Candice Chow, Candice Wine Chat, November 2022
Bright, even, pale yellow. Moderately fine bead, lightly effervescent. The nose is fresh and punchy, with penetrating aromas of green apple, gooseberry and kaffir lime leaf. Medium-light bodied, aromas of green apple and its skins packed the palate, underlying gooseberry and kaffir lime leaf. The mouthfeel carries subtle apple-skin like phenolics and flows effortlessly with lively acidity; vibrant mousse and creaminess broaden the palate and enhance the flavour. This fun, vibrant Sauvignon Blanc pet-nat is clean and refreshing with attractive aromatics. Serve well-chilled as a n aperitif or match with seafood and goats cheese tart over the next 2 years. Fruit from the Waihopai Valle. Bottle fermenting to create natural carbonation.
SILVER – Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2022, September 2022