Ninth Island, although often shrouded by ocean mists, the Island is visible from our Pipers Brook vineyard in northern Tasmania. The island name has been used for our range of fresh, vibrant early drinking style wines that capture the distinctive cool-climate flavours and nature of Tasmania.
- TAS - Tasmania
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale golden straw with a tinge of lime.
A lifted floral bouquet of freshly picked lilies, hints of oyster shells, the perfume is mineralized, soft and elegant, talc like; with underlying tones of fresh fruits such as gooseberry, passion fruit, and vanilla cream, finishing with a hint of mango and the sweet grassy aroma of dill.
Medium bodied, well-balanced and soft structured palate, the flavours are long and fine, with expressive lush tropical fruits, mango, paw paw, banana passion fruit and sweet baby asparagus, all nicely balanced by savoury notes and a fresh crisp cleansing acid spine, which provides tightness to the finish, whilst the fruit remains delicate and lingering.
Likely life span to 2014 with optimal year 2013.
A Sauvignon Blanc made for your enjoyment and to drink on its own, yet versatile enough to match with a wide array of different appetizers & cuisine; grilled pork loin, chicken salad, fried goats cheese salad with cranberries, Mexican dishes, spring vegetable and seafood stir-fry’s, pasta’s, curries, salsas; Pan-seared scallops, risotto of lobster with sea vegetables, shellfish, freshly shucked oysters, asparagus with prosciutto and shaved parmesan.