Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2012
This is a first for Lucy Croser and partner, Xavier Bizot. Together they are producing wines from the Terre à Terre vineyard with Bordeaux varietals Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz. This particular vineyard is next to the Tapanappa Whalebone vineyard which continues to produce exciting wines. Usually this team’s Sauvignon Blanc under the Terre à Terre label is barrel fermented. However this year they have produced a stainless steel version retaining that purity of SB expression with four months on lees to add texture.
There is certainly tropical passionfruit to be found in this feisty wine along with some ripe peach on the nose which gives way to more citrus zing on the palate. The fruit is kept well in line with fresh acid and the long finish of lime zest is certainly welcome on a warm day.
Date: October 2012 Price: $ 26 Value: $$ Drink: Now