“Good luck with new beginnings.”
Fernhook is symbolised by the melding of a traditional fish hook meaning “good fortune” and an uncurling native fern meaning “a new beginning”.
Our grapes are grown on elevated vineyards in the Fairhall region of Marlborough’s Southern Valleys. The vineyards are on old alluvial river gravels that are overlaid with clay gravels washed down from the Southern Valleys.
A succulent, easy drinking, dry white wine, designed to capture and balance the natural fruit flavours with the mineral terroir expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Enjoy Fernhook with white meat, fresh shellfish and delicate seafood cuisine.
Fernhook 2016 Reviews
Classically expressed, the fabulously aromatic nose shows passionfruit, apricot, feijoa and lime zest characters. The palate is juicy and intensely flavoured, and offers pristine fruit flavours with fine texture, wonderfully structured by refreshing acidity. The wine is up front and very easy to enjoy. At its best: now to 2018. 91/100
Wine Orbit 4.5*
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is fresh, bright and upfront with aromas of ripe gooseberry fruit along with notes of tropical fruits and herbs, along with suggestions of nutty nuances and chalky minerals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has juicy and luscious flavours of gooseberries and tropical fruits along with fresh herb notes. The mouthfeel is bright and lively with refreshing and thirst-quenching acidity, and the wine flows along a light, drying textural line leading to a dry finish of herbs and minerals. This is an up-front, juicy and luscious gooseberry-fruited Sauvignon Blanc with lively mouthfeel and a thirst-quenching, dry finish. Match with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. 17.0+/20
Raymond Chan 4*