Sourced from the Tscharke Family Marananga Vineyard this is an exciting aromatic wine full of Barossa flavour to suit the contemporary palate.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Both well-made and well-priced, this shows fresh citrus and fl orals, some musky lift and fresh cut straw. Quite restrained and steely on the palate, waxy melon and citrus, some stone fruits too - really fresh and gently savoury to close.Rating 91 - Wine 100 (JAN/FEB/2011)
Perhaps it's the vintage, perhaps a little more vine age, but this has more substance and length than prior vintages, the flavours midway between yellow peach and citrus. Savagnin.Rating 89 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2010)
Having pioneered this grape under its former varietal name of albarino, Damian Tscharkehas kept the faith with this wine to make a quite seductive lemon, guava and custardy apple flavoured fruit salads, quite sensuous, as if you’re eating a crunchy apple and retains rich finishing fruit textures. Top 100 Wines, Tony Love, The Advertiser (15/11/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Savagnin is a white grape variety mostly grown in the Jura region of France, where it is made into sherry-like vin jaune (literally 'yellow wine` in French) and vin de paille (literrally `straw wine`, sweet white wines made from grapes dried on straw mats).
Vibrant deep straw colour with green tinge.
Saturated nose of green pear and nectarine.
The palate is soft and voluptuous with spicy undertones.
This style makes for the perfect aperitif as well as a great food wine – the perfect foil for rich creamy risottos with pan seared prawns.
This wine will age like a classic Eden Valley or Clare Valley Riesling. Enjoy its youthful vibrancy or cellar for 5 years to see more complexity.