Priory Ridge shows us exactly what Sauvignon Blanc can be. Flinty, savoury, refined, delicate, ripe, mineral, lean, clean, dry and with length of flavour. Yum. Drink it now with natural oysters. There is more than enough interest here to satisfy even SB haters.
6 hectares of vines near St Helen on the North East Coast. Their North facing Devonian granite rich soils give great grapes to Apsley Gorge winemaker Brian Franklin to finish their fantastic work. These are great wines that are well priced for the class.
The beautiful Island south of the Australian mainland that has carved out a reputation for quality sparkling wine and Pinot Noir. Tasmania’s cooler climate regions and longer growing season make it perfect for aromatic styles of wine. A wealth of quality focussed producers have held lift the status of the whole island.
Hero to many, weed to many more. Sauvignon Blanc sure does divide people. The pure expression of Sauvignon fruit is a stunning and exuberant array of tropical fruits with ripe herbs and plant material. It excels in the chalk, clay and sand of the Loire as well as the wonderful vineyards in Bordeaux for dry white and Sauternes production where Semillon curbs its outgoing nature.