Global Travel Media » Blog Archive » A Sauvignon Blanc So True to Variety

Home » Beverage » Currently Reading:

A Sauvignon Blanc So True to Variety

April 1, 2017 Beverage No Comments Email Email

THE growing season for vintage 2016 in NSW’s Central Ranges that local maker Logan Wines summed up as “unpredictably kind,” gave the company both the biggest harvest in its 20 year history, and it’s earliest.

After starting, in the words of owner and winemaker, Peter Logan “scarily hot and dry,” the 2016 season soon gave way to much needed rain and mild temperatures, which all proved that even cold climate wine can benefit from a good dose of vitamin D and a wash-down with a healthy amount of water.

“As a result we squeezed in our biggest harvest ever in the shortest number of days,” says Peter. “A few records were broken, and nearly a few backs in the process, but we’re already reaping the rewards.”

And he’s particularly happy with the season’s 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, a variety that loves sunshine, but with too much heat can ripen without developing flavour, and also lose the all-important acid that it needs. “But this one’s proved absolutely true to variety, with complexity and round but fresh drinkability,” Peter says.

With prominent grapefruit and guava flavours on a core of lime and minerality, it’s a delightful match with pork four-quarter chops and apple sauce; well-priced at $23.

ONE TO NOTE:  WOLF Blass Grey Label wines have a well-earned reputation for being rich and powerful, yet with a wonderful approachability from their time in bottle before release.

A 2014 Grey Label McLaren Vale Shiraz that’s now available is just one such of these wines, good winter rains having set up the vines for a dry spring that was followed by a hot January, much needed rains in February, and then cooling temperatures that slowed ripening for a great accumulation of flavours and tannin.

At $45 this one makes for a really rewarding pairing with slow-roasted lamb shanks under a star-anise and plum marinade.

 

REALLY rewarding pairing with slow-roasted lamb shanks under a star-anise and plum marinade.

THIS one makes for a delightful match with pork four-quarter chops and apple sauce.

NEED A FOOD/DRINK IDEA? Check out http://www.vintnews.com We are also on Australian Good Food Guidehttp://www.agfg.com.au  in main blog.

Written by David Ellis

Comment on this Article:







Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Platinium Partnership

ADVERTISEMENTS

Elite Partnership Sponsors

ADVERTISEMENTS

Premier Partnership Sponsors

ADVERTISEMENTS

Official Media Event Partner

ADVERTISEMENTS

Global travel media endorses the following travel Publication

ADVERTISEMENTS

GLOBAL TRAVEL MEDIA VIDEOS

Advertisements

sitemap