Sauvignon Blanc Yarra Valley Victoria
With its heart in Victoria's Yarra Valley, Yarra Ridge stands as one of Australia's premier producers of cool climate Sauvignon Blanc. Yarra Ridge have always worked closely with the most experienced grape growers, every parcel of fruit must show an intensity of flavour and varietal charm, translating into vibrant flavoursome wines. Enjoy Yarra Ridge, ideally whilst young and fresh, alongside chilled crustacea salad or tossed chicken caesar.
Grapes are predominantly sourced from good vineyards in the Yarra Valley. Yarra Ridge retains a large inventory of reliable growers, ensuring the highest quality of fruit. Many viticultural innovations have been introduced, among them are trellising systems such as the geneva double curtain, Scott Henry and Lyre. A combination of relatively low yields and limited rainfalls translate into smaller harvests of higher quality Sauvignon Blanc. A cool vinification takes place in refrigerated fermenters with choice yeasts. Juices are kept separate from skins to reduce phenolics and ensure clean varietal flavours are preserved. A prompt and early bottling retains all the fresh fruit characters.
Pale straw with green hues. The nose displays bright, fresh aromas of snow pea and green bean, fragrances of honey and spice, hints of nettle, lifted citrus and fresh cut grass, followed by rich tropical nuances. The exciting bouquet leads onto a refreshing palate, showing citrus and gooseberry, flavours of lychee combined with a zesty acidity to produce a refreshing and elegant wine. Yarra Ridge is always outstanding as a food wine, easily mated to Al fresco cuisine, just perfect on it's own or with good company.