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Kelly Washington Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

White Wine from New Zealand
From the personal project of Tamra Washington, the winemaker at Seresin, and her husband Simon Kelly, this is a smart, textured and ageworthy New Zealand sauvignon blanc, which has spent 10 months ageing on the lees, with a percentage in old French oak. The resulting wine is lime-driven, complex and reserved.
Price: £20.00 Bottle
Price: £120.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: NZ12841

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • Dry
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • Oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Now to 2025
  • 75cl
  • Screwcap

Kelly Washington Wines

The wife-husband team of Kelly Washington are quickly establishing a very fine reputation for a portfolio of wines from New Zealand, all made with sustainability at the forefront of their thinking. Tamra Kelly-Washington is the winemaker with a top degree from the highly regarded Lincoln University and bags of experience in Napa, Hunter Valley and Margaret River, Sicily, Puglia and even Tunisia. She returned home to work at the renowned Yealands and Seresin estates and now, in addition to consulting at Seresin, her own project. This she has done alongside husband Simon Kelly, a transplanted Brit with a background in risk management, IT and finance for large corporations. He gave that up to travel and ‘immerse himself in wine’. He has worked many a vintage, worked in fine wine sales, as a sommelier, as a wine importer, and achieved the WSET Diploma.

Though they have made their home on Waiheke Island, near Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand, they source their fruit from respected growers in Hawke’s Bay to the east of North Island, and on the South Island, in Marlborough and Central Otago, all of whom work sustainably and often organically and biodynamically. Sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, cabernet franc, chardonnay, semillon and pinot blanc are all worked with in her top-line range, hand-harvested from vineyards where the vines are old and planted to a high density. Each is treated uniquely and as sympathetically as possible, aiming to express the source of the fruit....
The wife-husband team of Kelly Washington are quickly establishing a very fine reputation for a portfolio of wines from New Zealand, all made with sustainability at the forefront of their thinking. Tamra Kelly-Washington is the winemaker with a top degree from the highly regarded Lincoln University and bags of experience in Napa, Hunter Valley and Margaret River, Sicily, Puglia and even Tunisia. She returned home to work at the renowned Yealands and Seresin estates and now, in addition to consulting at Seresin, her own project. This she has done alongside husband Simon Kelly, a transplanted Brit with a background in risk management, IT and finance for large corporations. He gave that up to travel and ‘immerse himself in wine’. He has worked many a vintage, worked in fine wine sales, as a sommelier, as a wine importer, and achieved the WSET Diploma.

Though they have made their home on Waiheke Island, near Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand, they source their fruit from respected growers in Hawke’s Bay to the east of North Island, and on the South Island, in Marlborough and Central Otago, all of whom work sustainably and often organically and biodynamically. Sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, cabernet franc, chardonnay, semillon and pinot blanc are all worked with in her top-line range, hand-harvested from vineyards where the vines are old and planted to a high density. Each is treated uniquely and as sympathetically as possible, aiming to express the source of the fruit. In the case of the pinot noir this means not filtering or fining. This is definitely a project that is worth watching.
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