A sweet style delicous wine showcasing the aromatic characteristics of Savagnin. The perfect partner for canapes or perhaps a tangy pear and apple crumble for dessert.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
While the nose shows its Albarino/Savagnin characters of peach and citrus blossom, it has a quite sweet and forward fruit expression, yet enough natural acidity to leave a very dry finish, with just the fruit character persisting rather than the sweetness. It’s the remedy for something cold, delicious and not too threatening during New Year’s brunch.David Sly, SA Life(DEC/2009)
The back label comes with what appears to be a marriage proposal by Damian to Eva. This apart, I prefer the acidity in this semi-sweet version to that of the dry. Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011
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).
Deep pale straw in colour.
This delicious wine has a saturated nose with lifted notes of honey, rose petal and white peach.
Fresh zippy sweet fruit fills the palate with white peach and lime. The senses are soon overwhelmed as the spritz subdues and hints of floral honey begin to linger. The palate finishes quite fresh and clean as the powerful but subtle acidity fights its way through the sweet palate.
The perfect partner for canapes or perhaps a tangy pear and apple crumble for desserts.