Willandra Leeton Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (12 x 750mL) Tumbarumba

Growing - The grapes were grown in the highlands of Tumbarumba, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. The vineyard is on a northern facing slope, so the sunshine on the vines is maximised in a naturally cool location. The soil is a rich clay loam with a rocky sub surface. Excellent attributes for a premium cool climate vineyard. Sauvignon Blanc from this region is delicate and crisp, and ages well.

Winemaking - The grapes were harvested in the cool of night at optimum ripeness. Fermentation was allowed to proceed under controlled conditions. The main focus on the winemaking has been to use minimal handling techniques to maximize the characteristic Sauvignon Blanc flavours. The wine was bottled under screw cap to secure its quality and freshness.

Overview

Growing - The grapes were grown in the highlands of Tumbarumba, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. The vineyard is on a northern facing slope, so the sunshine on the vines is maximised in a naturally cool location. The soil is a rich clay loam with a rocky sub surface. Excellent attributes for a premium cool climate vineyard. Sauvignon Blanc from this region is delicate and crisp, and ages well.

Winemaking - The grapes were harvested in the cool of night at optimum ripeness. Fermentation was allowed to proceed under controlled conditions. The main focus on the winemaking has been to use minimal handling techniques to maximize the characteristic Sauvignon Blanc flavours. The wine was bottled under screw cap to secure its quality and freshness.

Region:
NSW - Other New South Wales
State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Houn Hooke - ‘The Real Review’ RECOMMENDED GOOD BUY, 88/100

Winery Tasting Notes

This wine has elegant herbaceous and lychee aromas. The palate is crisp and dry and finishes with subtle lemony acidity.

Food - A tried and proven delight is fresh oysters with this wine. The acidity of the wine brings out more of the natural flavour of the oyster. Otherwise enjoy this wine on its own. Serve chilled.