Ten Sisters Sauvignon Blanc has a delightfully fragrant and complex bouquet with underlying citrus aromas. Single-vineyard sourcing allows the terroir its full expression and elicits a purity of flavors. The palate is bright and elegant with refined acidity and ripe flavors. It has good concentration and length, excellent structure, and a well-balanced finish. The sauvignon blanc is given extended lees contact — more than the majority of Marlborough sauvignon blancs — to create complexity and to bring out fruit flavors. Excellent on its own or with seafood, chicken, pork, salads, and Asian food.
Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Note
Ten Sisters Pinot Noir is fruit-driven, with cherry, plum, and dark berry flavors. Exquisitely structured and balanced, it has smooth and light tannins. The fruit is picked, sorted, and plunged by hand, and the wine is given 10 months in French oak barrels of one to four years of age. Our pinot noir is made in a food-friendly Old World–style. It is superb on its own or with beef, lamb, duck, and savory dishes.
Pinot Noir Tasting Note
In Marlborough’s ideal growing conditions, our careful tending of the grapes promotes their natural vigor. In the early growth stage, only the best grapes are left on the vine to ripen. A small portion of leaves are plucked in order to give the fruit balanced sunshine and further increase flavor. Finally, before harvesting, substandard grapes are again removed.