Fine North Canterbury Wine | Donaldson Family
Wine Review for Sauvignon Semillon ...
- New Zealand | Southern Island
- North Canterbury - Waipara Valley
- 70% Sauvignon Blanc - 30% Semillon
- Maritime - Cool
- Southern Alps
Alc - Btl - Rs
- 13.9% - 75cl - 1g/L
Description for the Waipara Valley Blend ...
The vineyard is situated on the slopes of the Southern Alps, in the North Canterbury wine region, on New Zealand's South Island. The sub-region of Waipara Valley is home to the Donaldson Family Estate, established in 1976 by founder Ivan Donaldson and the fruit for the wine was harvested in different stages and allowed to age on the lees for approximately 10 months, prior to blending and bottling.
Tasting Note from Fairley's Wines | 2015 ...
The Blend appears pale gold with lashings of citrus fruit, mingled with green and hints of tropical fruits on the nose. The palate is full of lemon zest, gooseberry and underlying passionfruit, abundance of minerality, combined with freshness and weight, finishing rich and complex with added smoke. Do not overchill and would be best served with fish dishes. An excellent white.