Wine Companion Magazine: The Sauvignon Factor

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On December 27, 2017
Author: Ben Thomas Source: Wine Companion Date: 1 December 2017 The Sauvignon Factor There can be so much more to sauvignon blanc than meets the eye.  We talk to a number of producers about this often-maligned varietal and its incredible potential. If there’s a single glass of wine you can put your nose into and instantly identify, it’s sauvignon […]
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Winsor Dobbin: “delightful”

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On April 13, 2016
Author: Winsor Dobbin Source: winsordobbin.com.au Date: April 2016 Wine of the week: Terre à Terre Blanc 2015 From industry veteran Brian Croser’s daughter Lucy and her talented French partner Xavier Bizot, this is an impressive wine made from close-planted Wrattonbully sauvignon blanc that owes a lot more in style to […] than Marlborough. Cold soaked, then slowly fermented […]
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“Full of texture and complexitiy” – 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On October 8, 2013
The wine is certainly not a reflection of a torturous vintage. This 2009 Sauvignon Blanc is simply wonderful. Full of texture and compelxitiy, at its core it is still fruit driven. Passionfruit, lime and kiwi are all cohesively combined with delicate savoury oak, minerality and a taught lingering finish. Source: WineGenius.com Review Date: Tuesday, October […]
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2009 Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc – 96 Points

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On November 9, 2010
One of the most interesting white wines seen in the past year, Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser (son in law and daughter of Brian) have crafted a distinctiveive style here, the grapes fermented and matured in French barrels with a huge kick of flavour and minerally texture resulting. Small quantities; the 2010 has just arrived […]
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95 Points and Two Glasses

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On October 31, 2010
A complex barrel-fermented sauvignon that borrows from old and new-world winemaking; the resulting wine is complex and layered sauvignon with plenty of interest. Lemon and grapefruit rule the nose, ahead of gentle tropicals and nutty, oak-derived complexity. The palate has bright acid attack and wraps lemon-pith and grilled-nut flavours long, straight and true. Author: Nick […]
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2009 Sauvignon Blanc – 96 Points

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On May 31, 2010
A fascinating wine from a close-planted (1.5 m x 15 m) French clone vineyard, hand picked, crushed and cold-settled before fermentation in two French 600-litre barrels (one new, one second use) and 11 older French barriques, then matured in barrel for nine months, lees stirred every two weeks; the sheer intensity of the wine is […]
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2009 Sauvignon Blanc – 4 1/2 Stars

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On May 3, 2010
Made by French winemaker Xavier Bizot, this sauvignon from Wrattonbully in southern South Australia has a distinctly Gallic feel. From close-planted vines, the grapes were fermented and aged on lees in an assortment of French oaks. The result is subtle, nutty and complex, with subdued herby fruit and oak in perfect harmony. It’s dry, savoury, […]
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Wine of the Week – 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On April 7, 2010
Who would have thought that a wine from Wrattonbully under a new label would be perhaps the most interesting savvy in Australia? This is a very impressive wine from the husband-and-wife team of Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser; very textural in a fumé style with some wonderful complexity and sensible alcohol levels (12.7%). Unsurprisingly, and […]
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18 (93) points – 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On March 24, 2010
This is so new that the website isn’t even operational yet. It’s a product of Xavier Bizot, the thoughtful French winemaker who drives, along with wife Lucy, the superstar-in-the-making wine brand Tapanappa and after the slightly sour and neutral Reschke, the welcome textural whirl works a treat here. Personality wise, this wine shows its Franco-Australian […]
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