Summerhouse captures the best bits of summer in every glass of Summerhouse.
"If we had our way, we’d make it summer every day.
Sun-kissed skin, salty air, long days relaxing on the beach... summertime in Marlborough is when we come alive. But while we’re having fun in the sun with our friends, our vines are working hard on our vineyards just over the hill.
Overlooking the ocean in dry and windswept Blind River, we grow our grapes in one of the harshest environments in Marlborough. But this is far from a disadvantage. In fact, our grapes love it.
We enjoy the region’s long sunshine hours, and our wines are bursting with that fruit-forward character Marlborough is known for. But because we’re closer to the coast than most, the brisk ocean breeze keeps things cooler and drier. So our grapes are gifted a little more time to soak up that summertime goodness.
This longer ripening period allows us to craft award-winning wines full of distinct flavours and intense aromas. But when we’re with friends enjoying life’s simple pleasures, we prefer to say we make delicious wines that remind you of the best bits of summer.
So when the seasons change and the nights draw in, you can take some time, carve out space, pour yourself a Summerhouse moment and simply escape."
FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW
Summerhouse Sauvignon Blanc 2020, MarlboroughSauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - MarlboroughReview Date : 04-Sep-2020Bright, pale yellow with a lime hue, even colour throughout. The nose is softly-full, vibrant and fresh, nuances of passionfruit, gooseberry, guava enlivened by a touch of white pepper, underlying fresh herbs, florals and oyster shells. Light-bodied, the palate is clean, showing a purity sensation of passionfruit, guava, along with grapefruit pith, forming an elegant core. Chalky minerals flow along with subtle herbs to a delicate finish with white pepper and seawater. The mouthfeel has a strong mineral flow, chalky, oyster shells with a sense of umami. The acid is mouthwatering, providing support to the fruit and drive a crisp finish. This is a vibrant Sauvignon Blanc with flavours of tropical guava, passionfruit on a chalky mineral flow and crisp finish. Match with clams and mussels over the next 2-3 years. 18.5/20 pts Sept 2020 RRP $18.99