One to push boundaries we decided to make a wine only from the French clones and called it exactly what it is...

You see, a good chunk of Marlborough's success has been driven by a single Sauvignon Blanc clone called MS or 'Mass Selection'. However, since the 1990s new clones (316 & 317) were brought in from the famous Bordeaux to help provide more bang to our SauvyB.

What you get from us is a wine lovers dream and a nod to Marlborough's winemaking legacy.


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An absoutely superb wine to inspire your culinary visions, this is the foodie wine par excellence. Aromas of fresh lemon, white flowers, and flint with a fruity palate of passionfruit, and tomato leaf. Start your menu off with the BDX revolution.

Expert Opinion

95 Points (5 Stars)

2021 Vintage

"This is a stylish rendition with nectarine, fresh fig, sweet basil and lemon zest aromas with a hint of oatmeal complexity. The wonderfully weighted palate delivers excellent concentration and richly textured mouthfeel, brilliantly structured by bright acidity, finishing long and engaging. At its best: now to 2028."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit


"BDX 316 & 317 are two Bordeaux clones with a reputation for producing wines that are less grassy and show more tropical fruit character. It certainly shows more ripeness than the average Marlborough sauvignon, with a backbone of attractively ripe acidity. A delicious wine."

Bob Campbell - The Real Review


Produced from Sauvignon Blanc clones 316 & 317 that bear the “BDX” prefix to denote their Bordeaux origins. Clone 316 typically yields smaller crops of loose clusters with medium berries, whilst clone 317 yield larger berries with thicker skins. When combined into one they give an edge to Sauvignon Blanc flavours, with less cut grass, and more mouth-coating texture.

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