Sauvignon Blanc is probably the world's most popular white wine, especially in its brightly fruity expression. The Flowstone Sauvignon Blanc harks back to a more palate-focussed wine, free of the nervy pressures of immediacy, and allowing the variety to express itself in a more textural manner. The inspirations behind this wine are more from the old home of Sauvignon Blanc than the new. Definitely worth a try.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Hand-picked from a single 20yo vineyard at Karridale in southern Margaret River, whole bunch-pressed, fermented in used oak barrels and one new 600l demi muid, 11 months maturation before bottling followed by 18 months bottle maturation. Gleaming straw-green, it has all the layered complexity and depth that is the touchstone of its '12 predecessor, unlike any other Sauvignon Blanc in Australia. James Halliday, Rating 96, 26th July 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
Vibrant green gold.
Concentrated nectarine, citrus and gooseberries, with herb and mineral tones A subtly creamy note is underlying.
Ripe nectarines, guava, some flinty highlights, with a citrus finish. The palate is surprisingly focussed, with a great line of flavour. The flavours are very persistent, and finish with a racy mineral acid. There is surprising complexity here, with some subtle nut and creamy hints.
The palate is focussed and long, more than the usual expectation of Sauvignon Blanc.
Oysters, Sushi, Sashimi, Chevre, by itself.
Now and over the next 6 years.