2012 Expatrius Sauvignon Blanc
This is an amazing expression of Sauvignon Blanc and has pipped another Waiheke wine for my favourite example of this Bordeaux-accented style. Waiheke whites can be problematic but grown on the hilly, stony vineyards of this little island, barrel fermented Savvy is something else. The motto of Expatrius is “INTEGRITY ABOVE EVERYTHING” and that, in and of itself is something to be celebrated. Vibrant tropical fruit, savoury oak, golden hay and lean stony acidity combine to form a complex, integrated, game-changing savvy.