Dominique Portet `Fontaine` Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (12 x 750mL), Yarra Valley

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

If you love a crisp, fresh wine to enjoy with friends on warm Summer days and nights, this is the wine for you. The fruit was sourced from our family vineyard in Coldstream.

Region:
VIC - Yarra Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Winemaking Note

2012 was a memorable vintage, cool nights and warm days. This wine has lovely freshness helped by the wine undergoing fermentation in stainless steel tank with regular lees stirring. The cool fermentation adds aromatics whilst the lees stiring adds a gentle creaminess to the wine.

Aroma

Citrus aromas dominate with a touch of passion fruit adding an extra dimension to the wine.

Palate

The palate has freshness that makes it easy to drink. Enjoy through spring and summer and match with or without food.

Vintage
2012
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

Red 5 Star Winery - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013

Dominique Portet was bred in the purple. He spent his early years at Chateau Lafite (where his father was rgisseur) and was one of the very first Flying Winemakers, commuting to Clos du Val in the Napa Valley, where his brother was winemaker. He then spent over 20 years as managing director of Taltarni and Clover Hill in Tasmania. After retiring from Taltarni, he moved to the Yarra Valley, a region he had been closely observing since the mid 1980s. In 2001 he found the site he had long looked for and in the twinkling of an eye built his winery and cellar door, planting a quixotic mix of viognier, sauvignon blanc and merlot next to the winery. Son Ben is now executive winemaker, leaving Dominique with a roving role as de facto consultant and brand marketer. Ben (30) has a winemaking CV of awesome scope, covering all parts of France, South Africa, California and four vintages at Petaluma. Exports to Canada, The Netherlands, Denmark, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Japan. James Halliday

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