Apparently yesterday, April 24th, was World Sauvignon Blanc Day and with today April 25th being ANZAC Day, here’s a few SBs that have been lying about the tasting pile for a while and a good time to reference our wine making brothers (and sisters) in arms from across the ditch. Some good examples of blending and wine making.
Rockridge Sauvignon Blanc, Clare Valley, 2014
Katnook Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Coonawarra, 2014
Sauvignon Blanc flies under the radar for Coonawarra..25% barrel ferment provides good complexity.
Straw and waxy notes over Passionfruit pulp, sweet citrus lift gives a nice perfume.
The barrel work offers plenty of texture and there’s long lime citrus that cuts through fresh young asparagus. Plenty to like about this.
Evans and Tate, Metricup Road, Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River 2013
Resin/hop quality with cut celery, asparagus and lemon rind. Savoury & salty with Semillon lemon acidity slicing keenly through earthy ash-like Sauvignon Blanc flavours.
Textural and deep, this is a quality wine showcasing excellent fruit and winemaking. More please.
Note: Evans & Tate have just re-branded this range with new labels.
The full gamut: Pungent grapefruit, passionfruit flesh and pips, fresh young asparagus spears, green melon and a dewy grassy gloss. Crisp on the palate, ringing with clear soft melon and zesty grapefruit citrus acidity. Definitively Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc but perfectly put together. If NZ SB is on your must buy list, then spend a couple of extra dollars and get this.