Deakin Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (12 x 750mL), VIC.

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Overview

Light-bodied, fresh and zesty. This wine displays lovely herbaceous and citrus flavours - a perfect blend of savoury and fruit characteristics on the palate.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Amazingly, leads Deakin Estate's sales (for all varieties) in New Zealand. It has a mix of grassy/herbal characters plus some tropical notes, and has a commendably dry finish, which makes it food friendly.Rating 88 & Ten of the Best Value - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

This Red Cliffs-based producer on the Victorian side of the Murray gets into the same ring as the Kiwis and whips'em well and truly with lovely sweet, tropical and passionfruit fruits, picked super clean and fresh at 11 per cent with terrific palate texture at this price. Their chardonnay is a very decent $10 job as well. 4 Stars -Tony Love, Herald Sun (22/DEC/2009)

Deakin Estate at Mildura is a consistent source of 10-buck white wines of honest varietal character and easy drinkability. Light sauvignon cues of guava, pawpaw and lime give this pale-coloured drop immediate appeal, and it tastes light and fresh with crisp, spring-like vitality. Rating 3.5 stars - Ralph Kyte-Powell, Sunday Age, (14/MAR/2010)

Made as a more restrained and less fruity style of sav blanc. Has a nice crisp acidity, sustained by some lightly tropical and herbaceous minerally fruits. Light bodied and easy drinking in the short term. Rating 87 - Peter Forrestal, The West Australian (19/11/2009)

This is the second biggest selling Australian Sauvignon Blanc - in Australia. Also, more interestingly, it's the highest selling Australian Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand. Very dry. Like tart lemons. Some herbal bitterness. Lacks mid palate punch but it does have some bubble-gum fruitiness through the middle, before lemony acidity takes over. Has enough to make it quaffable without causing concern, which is the basic instinct/responsibility of a wine at this price. Rating 84 - Campbell Mattinson, Winefront Monthly (31/AUG/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with lime green hues.

Aroma

Herbaceous characters lead on the nose, including light and crisp green bean and pea, with lovely lifted notes of citrus and kiwifruit.

Palate

Light-bodied, fresh and zesty. This wine displays lovely herbaceous and citrus flavours - a perfect blend of savoury and fruit characteristics on the palate.

Cellaring Potential

Best enjoyed young. Serve chilled.

Food Matching

Try an aromatic Thai fish, cooked dry with coriander seeds and kaffir lime, served on a bed of steaming rice and green vegetables.

Winemaking Notes

A cool fermentation is essential to preserve the fruit characters in this wine. Rigorous fining trials and careful finishing and blending follow almost immediately so that this wine can be released and consumed young, when it is at its very best.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal, Riverina Wine Show 2009 (Class 63)

Vintage
2009
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
11%

Winery Profile

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The Mildura region was established as an agricultural settlement in the 1880s after Alfred Deakin, a former Prime Minister of Australia, encouraged California’s Chaffey Brothers to bring their irrigation expertise to Mildura. The region subsequently became one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia specialising in citrus, olives, almonds and grapes.

The Deakin Estate range and the premium Alfred range were named in honour of this visionary, Alfred Deakin.

The Deakin Estate property was purchased in 1967 when vineyards were planted. Initially, the grapes grown were picked and sold as fruit. Wine production on the property did not begin until 1980 when a winery facility was built. Fruit quality and wine production improved and in 1994 Deakin Estate the brand was launched in the United Kingdom. A domestic launch followed with the release of the next vintage.

Deakin Estate vineyard is located at Red Cliffs, near Mildura in the North-West of Victoria. The region has become one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia.

There are 350 hectares under vine in the Deakin Estate vineyard. Main varieties include Colombard, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot.

View Deakin Estate website

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