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 classically elegant Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with signature blackcurrant, lemongrass & fresh thyme flavours and a distinctive mineral palate.
"Offering fabulous fruit purity and vibrancy, the wine shows crunchy apple, kiwifruit, feijoa and lime peel aromas on the nose, followed by a wonderfully flavoursome palate displaying excellent weight and persistency. It's juicy and lively with loads of tasty flavours. At its best: now to 2023." 94 points
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit - March 2021
4.5 STARS: Michael Cooper, April 2021
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 2020 growing season was characterised by volatile spring temperatures resulting in lower than average crop yields. A classic warm & dry summer growing season ensued and continuedintotheautumn. Coolnight-timetemperatures returner and continued dry days produced fruit of exceptional intensity and balance.
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 screw- cap 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