Rising 422 metres, Mt Vernon is one of the peaks towering above Marlborough in the Wither Hills, just behind the winery here at Lawson’s Dry Hills. Named after this local landmark, the wines under this label are accessible, approachable and rewarding with a focus on fruit purity.
Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc
This is a wonderfully aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with flavours ranging from ripe and tropical through to herbaceous and grassy. The palate is bright and fruity with a lovely, juicy concentration and gentle finish.
Each block was picked individually and after gentle pressing, each was fermented separately with yeast selected to enhance the wine’s fruity character. After fermentation, we selected the best tanks for blending to create this wine.
Mount Vernon Pinot Gris
This wine is made from grapes from several different vineyards in the Wairau Valley. We work to ensure crops are kept at a moderate level and we leaf-pluck the vines to ensure the fruit has good exposure to the sun. The fruit was picked early in the season to retain fresh fruit characters and bright acidity.
Ripe apple and stonefruit provide instant appeal on the nose while the palate has delicious pear and peach flavours and lovely concentration. This is easy drinking at its best – fresh and juicy, yet dry.