The Down To Earth range from wine family royalty, Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser is their ‘entry level.’ Sourced from fruit off the 35 million year old soil Crayères vineyard in Wrattonbully. Fermentation in 55% Stainless steel and 45% in large French oak. Aged on lees for 7 months to help build complexity. Note: bottle image is of the 2018.
Terre à Terre, Down To Earth, Sauvignon Blanc, Wrattonbully, 2019
Quartzy sand with gingerbread spice over smoky macadamia nuttiness and understated honeysuckle. Some clarified butter richness too.Not even an espy of green Complex and savoury palate providing a wine of richness, depth and power. Fruit flavours lean towards heritage apple with citrus lemon barley lift and whisker of warm passionfruit pulp. The acidity is still high underneath a light blanket of chalky phenolic grip. A serious Sauvignon Blanc.
Wine sample courtesy of Terre à Terre Wines