Terre à Terre’s Down To Earth range is their ‘entry level.’ But even then, the fruit comes from the 35 million year old soil Crayères vineyard in Wrattonbully (north of Coonawarra). Fermentation in two parcels: one in Stainless steel (60%) and the rest in large French oak foudres. Aged on lees until bottling.
Terre à Terre, Down To Earth, Sauvignon Blanc, Wrattonbully, 2021
Soft onion skin bronzing to the colour. Savoury ginger nut snap and malt biscuit notes with sliced grilled peach, chicken noodle soup, jasmine florals and damp grass. Despite the savoury nose, the palate retains all the freshness, drive and zip expected from the bottling of the variety. This is textural and structural, celebrating the floral and mineral drive. Unique and worthy.
Rating: 18/20 (92/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Terre à Terre Wines