The wine that started it all. The first Oyster Bay. Which happened to win the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. Its brilliant clarity, extraordinary aromatic flavours and refreshing zest are both thrilling and enthralling.
It all starts in our Marlborough vineyards, in the region famous for introducing elegant, cool climate New Zealand wines to the world. Marlborough’s warm days and cool nights create an extended growing season allowing the grapes to develop strong, intense varietal characteristics whilst maintaining a balanced, crisp natural acidity. The result is a distinct wine that is always crisp, elegant, and refreshing. Uniquely Marlborough and undeniably Oyster Bay.
Nose: Zesty and aromatic with lots of lively fruit characters.
Palate: A concentration of assertive passionfruit and tropical fruit flavours with an abundant bouquet, it is a wine that is always crisp, elegant and refreshing.
Fresh pan fried fish, oysters, salads, canapés, smoked salmon, sashimi, pan seared scallops, spinach and ricotta stuffed cannelloni, pad Thai, oven roasted asparagus with shaved parmesan.
Nestled at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, Marlborough is one of the world’s most distinctive and exciting wine regions, its exquisite Sauvignon Blanc launching the country onto the international wine stage in the 1980s and now home to some of the world’s most remarkable cool climate wines.
While we may believe our alluvial soils to be ancient, in the scheme of ancient wine regions, we are considered to be quite young with soils laid down only within the last 14,000 years. Once a towering glacier, the plains of Marlborough’s valleys are the trail of its slow retreat as masses of rock debris were carried down to the coast by melt-water rivers. As these stones bask in plentiful sunshine, vine roots edge beneath to find nutrients. When the air cools at night, the stones share with the vines the warmth they have collected over the day, to help create the immaculate flavours synonymous with this special place.