Now, with over 24 years winemaking experience in Marlborough – along with vintages in Hawkes Bay, Central Otago and California – Fiona focuses on fine aromatics, balance and integration when making Tinpot Hut wines.
A classicly elegant Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with signature blackcurrant, lemongrass & fresh thyme flavours and a distinctive mineral palate.
BlueGold Medal – Sydney International Wine Competition, November 2019
94 Pts, 5 Stars –Wine Orbit, February 2020
That teams of highly attuned sommeliers keep on picking it out for Gold, blind, year after year, vintage after vintage is a truly remarkable testament to the vineyards and the winemaker” Sommelier Wine Awards, UK
Pale Straw. Intense aromas of grapefruit, crushed lemongrass and thyme mingle with passionfruit and melon highlights. A complex and elegant wine with classic characters of blackcurrant bud and fresh cut thyme. Underlying ripe fruit and mineral notes from the grapes grown in the Blind River sub region of Marlborough combine well with the more tropical notes of passionfruit and melon from the Wairau Valley vineyards. A stylish and pleasingly rich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with vibrant aromatics and a fine balance of acidity leading to a lingering finish. Perfect for drinking immediately, this Sauvignon Blanc will be at its best over the next 1 to 2 years. Enjoy as an aperitif or pair with seafood, chicken and summer salads.
The 2019 growing season was characterised by a volatile wet & cold spring flowering & early summer. The last significant rain for the summer fell on Xmas Day heralding one of the warmest and driest summers on record. The combination of these two factors led to naturally lower yields and very low disease incidence. Fruit was clean, balanced and beautifully ripe producing exceptional character and intensity in the resulting wines. SUSTAINABILITY The fruit from each vineyard was independently monitored and harvested before being carefully pressed to ensure minimal skin contact to prevent juice deterioration. Once settled, the batches were cool fermented in stainless steel tanks using specific cultured yeasts to add complexity while retaining the fresh fruit characteristics from each of the individual vineyards. Shortly after blending the wine was prepared for bottling under a screwcap closure.
Tinpot Hut is proud to display the Sustainable Winegrowing logo on all our wines - practices that protect the environment while efficiently and economically producing premium grapes and wine.
Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc