Mum's favourite white wine (until maybe UMAMU : )) was Pavillon Blanc from Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux So when we started to produce wine, we just had to produce our version to emulate. And on the front label, Mum, Ann, has written 'Blanc' while on the back, Dad has written, 'For Ann'. The 2011 got to fly on Qantas International First Class. The 2013 is vibrant, fresh, racy and mouthwatering with a mere 12% alcohol.
94 points James Halliday
92 points Huon Hooke
One of Wine Selectors Winemaker Series Six pack
"You might have expected the wine to show some signs of tiring, but the bright straw-green hue tells otherwise, and nothing after that changes the message much - the finish does drop ever so slightly, taking away from the complexity of the well-balanced palate." James Halliday
Featured in Gourmet Traveller Top 100 New Releases Sep 2019 Huon Hooke writes "This winery is unusual for the maturity of its releases, especially rare in sauvignon blanc. Remarkably young light-yellow hue; nutty, toasty bouquet reflecting oak fermentation. Nougat and marzipan nuances also. The palate is fresh and taut, again young for its age."
Featured in Wine Selectors Winemakers Series Six Pack April 2020
In the glass: Incredibly youthful pale gold with green freshness.
On the nose: Vanilla and sweet yellow fruits.
On the palate: Juicy with honeyed richness, guava, passionfruit and nectarine, smokey barrel ferment characters and cashew-like mouthfeel. Youthful, fresh, bright and long.
Pair with: Delicate dishes like ocean trout carpaccio with lemon oil.
Best time to drink: Now to 2023