Sauvignon Blanc Yarra Valley Victoria
Rob Dolan is a charismatic winemaker and towering sportsman to boot. At 6 foot 6, Rob acquired the nickname Sticks during his dual premiership for Port Adelaide. He ultimately pursued his passion for making great wine, working alongside some of the most accomplished names in the industry. Dolan settled on a tally of superb sites in the Yarra Valley from which to draw fruit for his self titled label. Citrus and stonefruits, jasmine notes and flor, guava and grapefruits, the greenness of snap pea, lemongrass and thyme.
The lion's share of the Sticks winemaking operation grew out of the eminent Yarra Ridge vineyards and wineworks, one of the most successful brands and picturesque estates in all Yarra Valley. Parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from Yarra Glen and Healesville are loaded directly into the press, crushed, racked for clarity and seeded, a portion of cloudy juices and barrel ferments infuse complexity, batches are rested on sedimentery yeast lees for several months to build richness and texture.