Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc
Localization: Marlborough, New Zealand
Tasting Notes: It is fresh, zesty, juicy, and full. This fruit-driven new world-style wine is what people all come to love and expect of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
93 points Wine Spectator: Strikes a terrific balance between mouthwatering acidity, fresh herbal notes of lemon verbena and thyme, and core flavors of Key lime, Meyer lemon, pineapple, and tangerine. Gains momentum on the finish, where the flavors sing in harmony and complexity.
The Domain: Allan Scott is synonymous with wine in Marlborough: he has worked every harvest since 1973 and is credited with planting some of the region’s most famous vineyards, including the very first.
In 1990, Allan and his wife Catherine established Allan Scott Wines as one of the first independent wineries of Marlborough. Since its inception, the winery has produced wines consistent in flavor and quality year after year while continually evolving to keep ahead of the changing demand of the market.
Perhaps the biggest change for the business has been its evolution into a true family business. Allan and Cathy’s two children have grown up to become valuable members of the business. Their son Josh and younger daughter Sara assumed control of the company and head up the production, management, and development of the company with a highly skilled operational team.
The Scott family attributes its success to excellent vineyard sites, hard work, superb conditions, and a desire to produce the world’s best wines. With its distinctive combination of cool nights, sunny days, and young soils, Marlborough is recognized as one of the world’s greatest wine regions.