Spy Valley takes its name from a satellite communications monitoring station located in Waihopai Valley in New Zealand’s Marlborough region. Initially the fruit produced was sold to other wine companies but in 2000 the first wine was made under the Spy Valley label. The grapes come from estate-owned vineyards in the lower Waihopai Valley and select sites in Marlborough’s Wairau and Southern Valley areas. Chief winemaker Paul Bourgeois is assisted by a young, upcoming winemaking team. A state-of-the-art winery, situated in the middle of the estate vineyards, completes the picture ensuring the best possible handling of nearby fruit.
As always, this wine offers a vibrant and fresh treatment of Sauvignon Blanc. There are enticing aromas of grapefruit, murtle leaves, nectarine and a hint of orange zest. Mouth-filling and vibrant with flavours of grapefruit, nectarine and passionfruit. The mid palate is rich and textured while retaining fine acidity and elegance overall.