Down To Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2021
The Crayères vineyard is located at the top of a north-south limestone ridge in Wrattonbully, one of Australia’s most exciting regions. The clay rich Terra Rossa top-soil, characteristic of the area, promotes nutrient uptake while the underlying limestone is a reserve of moisture for the vines. This is the tenth release of the Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc from our close-spaced Crayères Vineyard at Terre Terre Winery. The wine is vinified in two separate parcels, one in stainless steel and the remainder in large old oak barrels.
The 2021 vintage is a perfectly balanced Sauvignon Blanc, with stone fruit characters, great persistence of flavours and classic Sauvignon Blanc raciness. It will benefit from bottle ageing, gaining some complexity with age.
Hand-picked fruit form the Crayeres vineyard, fermented in a combination of 60/40% stainless steel and large-format oak; no mlf. Aged on lees until blending and bottling. Totally sophisticated … the fruit here is completely at one with the oak, which, save for the textural impact of soft, round shape, it is largely invisible. This has persistent flow of flavour across the palate, trailing into a long and languid finish. Juniper, cassis, green apple skins, snow pea florals, brine, jasmine tea and blackberry bramble. Really smart. Restrained and seamless. - Halliday Wine Companion, 95 Points
The Finer Details
Style - White Wine
Varietal - Sauvignon Blanc
Country - Australia
Region - Wrattonbully, South Australia
Vintage - 2021
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 12.8%