Innocent Bystander Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc


2016 has been described as one of the best Sauvignon Blanc vintages in decades. A warmer than average summer resulted in even flowering and a large fruit set. To minimize the risk of mildew and to maximize flavor concentration, significant fruit thinning was the norm throughout the region. Warm and dry conditions at harvest allowed winemakers to pick at optimum ripeness and vinify the fruit in a refreshingly ordered fashion. The yields and quality was excellent.

Bright aromas of lemon and grapefruit peel and fresh passionfruit. Palate shows lemons, peach and nectarine, but with a lip smacking fresh acidity that keeps you longing for the next glass. The experience is crisp, zesty and refreshing.


90 Points  –  Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast (2015 Vintage)
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Grape Variety:
Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand, Marlborough
Tasting Notes:
Bright Acidity, Refreshing, Grapefruit, Lemon Zest, Nectarine, Passionfruit, Peach
Food Pairing:
Salad, Seafood
Enjoyment Factor:
Chilled to 45 degrees
Our Rating:

Vineyard Information

Marlborough, New Zealand