Sauvignon Blanc Tamar River Tasmania
A crisp, fruit forward style from Sauvignon Blanc harvested off the estate Whitehills vineyard in Tamar Valley. Tamar Ridge have been recognized for the quality of their cool climate wines, the exclusive site enjoys pure water and clean air, well drained heavy soils and effective windbreaks. The weight of flavour, perfect balance and refined complexity makes this an engaging foodie's wine, very ready to enjoy today alongside your favourite faire.
Sauvignon Blanc from individual blocks are assigned to pressing and barrel fermentation by merit. A variety of clones are planted, the unique blocks and rows of vine are managed individually to maximise fruit quality at each specific site. Aerial infrared photography is employed to identify variations which require irrigation and nutrition, practices which translate into good harvests in sound condition with full ripeness and excellent varietal definition. Following the crush, juices are run off skins immediately after pressing, then cold settled to remove solids. Components are treated to inoculation and fermentation under strict temperature controls to maximise retention of fruit flavours.
Bright, pale lemon with hues of green. Fresh, appealing grassy and floral aromas with attractive riper notes of passionfruit, banana and other tropical fruits. Ripe, mouth filling fruit flavours of lime, passionfruit and gooseberry with plenty of mid-palate weight. A lovely zippy acidity to provide length and freshness on the finish, a fuller style of Sauvignon Blanc with more demanding flavours that are totally enjoyable and very easy to drink.