Sauvignon Blanc Riverina New South Wales
Trentham have retained their identity as a unique, artisanal winemaking estate, amongst the boundless expanse of commercial Riverina vineyards. Close attention to each individual vine is the key, harvests of piquantly flavoured Sauvignon Blanc with bright acids and exemplary varietal charm are the result. Textural and effusive like a tropical fruit frappe, lime and gooseberry, lychee and guava characters flow from the juicy palate before a long passionfruit finish, the first choice in a crisp dry white, to accompany crustacea, hors d’oeuvres and pate.
Trentham has three separate vineyards of Sauvignon Blanc, an older site planted in the early 1990s and two younger blocks of select clonal stock. The older site is low yielding, producing wines with more body. The younger vineyards produce wines with more varietal lift and definition. Vintage is determined by ripeness, healthy acids and the desired levels of baume. Immediately following harvest, grapes are destemmed and crushed. The musts are chilled and moved through the press for a term of cold settling, clarified juices are cold fermented with a select yeast over a course of three weeks. Upon completion, batches are treated to a relaxed settle before racking and assemblage into the final wine.
Light straw hues. Lifted aromas, dry flintiness and light herbaceous hints, tropicals, passionfruit and lychee. Great depth of palate, gooseberries and lychee, guavas and lime, within a crisp, crystal mouthfeel. Best enjoyed in its youth, to fully appreciate the evocative, fresh fruit flavours, serve chilled alongside seafood and white meat salads. Turkey makes the perfect match.