A bonza example of Alpine Sav Blanc, with a wonderfully light body that doesn’t skimp on flavour or appeal, with a guilt free come-hither-ness appealing enough to lead anyone astray. Aromas of lemongrass and tropical fruit make for a nice lead into a juicy mouthful of fruit flavours balanced against a gently fizzy acidity. Perfect for warm languid summer days, or as I write this in the middle of winter, for lying in front of the heater pretending it’s the middle of summer.
Awards and Accolades
93 Points - James Halliday, the Australian Wine Companion "Bright straw-green; a fragrant, flowery bouquet leads into a seductively delicious palate with the full range of tropical fruits: guava, passionfruit and a ring-in of peach. Drink responsibly is the only caution, it's one of those wines that can lead you astray."
From the Winery
Delatite started following Rudolf Steiner’s teachings on biodynamic agriculture back in 2001 and have now been using his methods across all the estate vineyards since 2005. For more information have a look at our vineyard page. What’s clearly evident is that our soil structure has improved markedly and there are far more earthworms and tiny invertebrates evident close to the surface under the vines. The immeasurable benefits include better fruit structure and flavours and therefore improved wine quality.
We follow moon cycles when putting out biodynamic preparations and in 2009 started to use a biodynamic calendar to work out best days for harvesting – where and when practical! Our White wine grapes are handled while cool and, depending on the variety, may be put through the must chiller, chilled and then held on skins for a few hours in the press. They are cold settled, and racked. Since 2009 natural yeasts from the vineyard (sometimes called ‘wild yeast’) are used in preference to cultured packaged yeast and ferments begun within two weeks of harvesting. Ferments normally run for around three weeks at between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius before finishing. All of the white wines then have an extended period sitting on gross lees before being cleaned up ready for bottling. Over recent years a small proportion of many of the aromatics have then spent time in older french puncheons to give added complexity and roundness to the finished blends.
Don't Pay: $20.00
WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: Goulburn Valley, VIC
Winemaker: David Ritchie
Drink now until: 2018
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
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