Ben Glover, of Wither Hills fame, is now
focusing on matters closer to home and has taken charge of his
family winery, Zephyr.
Referring to himself humbly as the janitor, Ben creates wines
from their own vineyards in the renowned Marlborough sub-region of
Dillon's Point. The whites especially deserve to be compared with
other world class whites rather than merely the best of
Marlborough. No more so than with the MKIII Sauvignon Blanc, that
is a star in any line up. Taken from the Rabbit Island block
that, thanks to its East/West planting, captures both wonderful
aromatics and lush tropical notes in its grapes. Once pressed, the
juice ferments in barrels to produce a complex, waxy Graves
lookalike, albeit at a rather more accessible price point.