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Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020

RRP (750 mL)
$35.00
750 mL
$35.00
6 x 750 mL
$210.00

Overview

Overview

Cool upper Yarra Sauv blanc with a small portion of Semillon from the Rising Vineyard. Part barrel fermented in old oak puncheons for texture and complexity. Aromatic notes of passionfruit, gooseberry and nettle are enhanced by hints of mineral flint. Elegant in style with texture and characteristic tight juicy acidity.

Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2020
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12.5%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now - 2022
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pasta
Salad
Spicy Food

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Lifted and aromatic with gooseberry and passionfruit pulp notes dominating. Hints of white flowers, mineral wet slate and pink grapefruit add complexity.

Flavours and Palate

Reflecting a cooler season, fine, vibrant and pure finishing with crisp citrus-like, chalky acidity. Gooseberry and passionfruit are complemented with hints of nettle and mineral wet slate. Ideal with pasta and seafood.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Yarra Valley, Victoria

Cooler than Bordeaux yet warmer than Burgundy, picturesque Yarra Valley is one of Australia's foremost cool-climate wine regions. An easy one-hour’s drive from Melbourne, the area is home to more than 80 cellar doors. In addition to the huge range of wineries, the area boasts superb contemporary restaurants, authentic rustic farms - and luxury overnight accommodation if the sightseeing gets too much! The fertile Yarra Valley soils produce famously elegant and textured Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Vintage Conditions

A warm start to Spring with above average rainfall led to good vegetative growth. Bunch numbers were average, but dry conditions in December appear to have checked berry development. Relatively mild to cool conditions ensued throughout the ripening period, allowing gradual flavour development and sugar accumulation. A sequence of rainfall events required extra vigilance in the vineyards, but fruit quality in the main was excellent. Yields were generally lower than average, with tiny bunches seen across many vineyard sites.

Andrew Fleming - Chief Winemaker

Growing up in wine country Mildura, at just 13 years of age, Andrew attempted to make his own wine; the end result was undrinkable, his father’s shed a shambles, but the winemaking seed was sown. 
After completing a Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, Andrew spent two years at Mildara in Coonawarra before heading to Bordeaux where he furthered his winemaking qualifications with a Diplome National d’Oenologue from the University of Bordeaux. Since then he’s completed vintages at the iconic Chateau Haut Brion in Bordeaux, several vintages in Languedoc, in addition to completing a vintage at Matanzas Creek winery in California’s Sonoma Valley. For six years Andrew was a Winemaker at Lindeman’s Karadoc winery and in 1996, became the Winery Manager of Seppelt in Great Western; providing the perfect segue for his current role as Chief Winemaker Coldstream Hills which he has held since 2001.