Sauvignon Blanc Victoria
Redbank have long been at the fore of Victorian high country viticulture, having established labels that continue to produce some of notheast Victoria's most enduring wines. The Long Paddock is a reference to the drovers of yesteryear, as they followed the course of creeks and rivers to quench their parched livestock. Long Paddock takes the pick of Sauvignon Blanc from superlative high altitude vineyards, terroir that's just right for aromatic whites, crafted to perfection in a vibrantly unwooded, drink now styling.
Redbank selects most of it's fruit for the Long Paddock from high altitude sites and across Victoria's finest viticultural precincts. The winemaking team spend long hours in the vineyard carefully selecting each parcel of fruit at different levels of flavour development, time well spent, which contributes to the complexity and texture of the finished wine. Sauvignon Blanc from choice vineyards is handled in separate batches with varying time on skins, depending on the attributes and flavour profile. Juices are pressed off skins, free run and pressings kept separate, chilled and racked to fermentation. Vinified at cool temperatures to maximise the aromatics and retain freshness.
A very pale straw with green gold tints. Lifted aromas of passionfruit rind, nougat and custard apple with underlying grassy notes of nettle and fresh green herb. Zesty citrus acidity upfront leads into generous green tropical fruit flavours on the middle palate. This round viscosity lingers onto a fresh grapefruit pith finish. A perfect pairing for your favourite Thai salad.