Church Road Grand Reserve wines are produced only in great vintages. The very best low-cropping vineyard blocks are targeted for selective hand-harvesting to yield wines with the greatest possible flavour, depth and concentration. In the winery these wines are made using small batch, traditional winemaking techniques that emphasise texture, structure and subtle complexity, while still letting the fruit shine through. On the nose, the wine exhibits fragrant elderflower, woody herbs and passionfruit notes with richer underlying stone fruit characters. This is complemented by subtle, nutty oak and a mineral-like complexity derived from the wild fermentation of cloudy juice. On the palate the wine is full, finely textured and persistent with a slightly flinty edge. This fuller-bodied Sauvignon Blanc can be successfully matched to a wider range of foods than the lighter, crisper styles. It is great with a range of seafoods including rich dishes such as scallops or crayfish.