Marlborough, New Zealand

Sauvignon Blanc, Mount Richmond Estate, Marlborough – 2023

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  • Introduction

    • Introducing Frenzy 2023, a delightfully expressive Sauvignon Blanc bursting with flavor from the Mount Richmond Estate. Capturing the spirit of New Zealand, FRENZY is refreshing, vibrant, and aromatic with hints of pineapple, grapefruit, lime, melon, and fresh-cut grass. Marlborough, New Zealand produces what many wine critics consider the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc, so drink up the FRENZY.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • From 2023, FRENZY Sauvignon Blanc is sourced exclusively from Mount Richmond Estate, located in New Zealand’s Upper Wairau Valley of Marlborough. The family-owned vineyard, established in 2017, enjoys a cool, steady maritime climate sheltered from harsh weather patterns by the Richmond Mountain range to the north and Wither Hills to the south. The quintessential Kiwi summer lends warm, sunny, and dry growing conditions for optimal grape ripening and flavor maturation. A Certified Sustainable New Zealand Winegrower, the estate’s 100 acres of silt and loam soils are dedicated solely to Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Vintage Report

    • Marlborough experienced a fantastic 2023 vintage. Crop thinning at the end of January helped to promote even ripening while conditioning the vines with optimal light and airflow. Spring was considered to be warm and wet, posing a potential risk of disease. Fortunately, the rain ceased a month prior to vintage and Marlborough’s characteristic dry and windy conditions eventually arrived delivering pristine growing conditions and exceptional fruit quality. The summer saw steady day and night temperatures allowing for a long growing season. Harvest at Mount Richmond Estate began on April 10th with yields on par with long-term averages. It is anticipated that the 2023 release will showcase delectable drinking wines with the region’s signature Sauvignon Blanc style.

  • Vinification

    • The grapes were gently pressed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was conducted at low temperatures (12-14C) to retain the wines strong and appealing aromatics.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
    • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Mount Richmond’s 2023 Sauvignon Blanc is a delightfully expressive wine. On the nose, it exudes vibrant aromas of tropical fruits, such as passionfruit and ripe pineapple, intertwined with zesty citrus notes. On the palate, it delivers a burst of flavors, including juicy grapefruit, tangy lime, and hints of fresh herbs. The wine exhibits a well-balanced acidity, providing a refreshing and lively sensation. With its impeccable structure and long, crisp finish, this Sauvignon Blanc exemplifies the elegance and quality for which the Upper Wairau region is renowned. It is a delightful representation of Marlborough’s exceptional 2023 vintage.



  • Sauvignon Blanc, Mount Richmond Estate, Marlborough – 2023 – Wine Spectator – 90 Points

    "Expressive and mouthwatering, with firm yuzu, mango and lime flavors that mingle well with herbal accents of lemon verbena, lemon thyme and fresh ginger root. Notes of green tea linger on the finish."

  • Sauvignon Blanc, Mount Richmond Estate, Marlborough — 2023 – Tasting Panel – 93 Points

    “It shows more richness and offers deeper flavors than most Sauvignons from the region priced under $20, but still shows excellent intensity of aroma and flavor, with lots of linear energy to complement the wine’s breadth and depth. An impressively complete wine, and a terrific value at this price.”