Hans Herzog Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Grande Duchesse 2016

Sauvignon Blanc 'Grande Duchesse' 2009 - Library Wine

Regular price $239.00 Sale

Think Sauvignon Blanc greatness of a white Grand Cru Bordeaux! Truly stunning and heart stopping. From the lowest yield, one barrel of hand picked goodness. Rich, decadent complexity with a never-ending finish. A truly brilliant drinking experience for a gem with a long-life span. One for the bucket list. Uncompromising perfection.

Vintage 2009+

The grapes hail from the stony ridge that crosses some of our Sauvignon Blanc rows. Those few vines yield little but have the goodness of the amazing terroir. Separately hand-picked at a tiny yield and super concentration for a true Grand Cru quality. 

Hans' Winemaking Comments+
This special Sauvignon Blanc is a homage to the finest white Bordeaux.  Barrel fermented with wild yeasts in 100% new French oak before undergoing malolactic fermentation and matured for 12 months in the same barrel before bottling.
Tasting Notes+

Produced in very limited quantities, this is an exuberant white with aromas of creamy white fruits, mango and vanilla spice on the rich, full bodied palate.  A backbone of zesty acidity balances the wine and adds finesse. Powerful yet delicate with a lingering finish.

Technical Data+


100% Sauvignon Blanc


RG, 101-14

Vine Planted

1996 (grafted 2004)


Shallow (<45 cm) stony soil, well drained, developed from stony alluvium. Not one row shows the same soil type

Planting Density

5,500 vines/ha





Residual Sugar


Ageing Potential

15 years

Food Matching Suggestions+
An excellent match with antipasti, duck liver paté or rich seafood dishes.