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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“a wine with texture and a deep complexity” – 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On January 1, 2015
The use of oak and extended lees contact, including battonage, has contributed to a wine with texture and a deep complexity. Like the crisp fine acid, which sustains the very long, perfectly controlled finish. So much happening here you just have to take another sip. Author: Ray Jordan Source: Drinks Trade Review Date: Thursday, January […]
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Top 100 New Releases – 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On November 24, 2014
Like a white Graves, this has dominant oak in its youth and needs time. It’s lively and very dry to taste with citrusy flavours and bright acidity, toasted nutty barrel influences and shy fruit. A superb food wine in the making. Author: Huon Hooke Source: Gourmet Traveller WINE Review Date: Monday, November 24, 2014 Rated: […]
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“a contender for best Sauvignon Blanc in Australia” – 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On October 21, 2014
Increasingly proving itself as a contender for best Sauvignon Blanc in Australia. Subtle wood and lees work lends luxurious texture and complexity. Gentle curves aside, there’s a core of driving fruit and crisp acidity which makes the wine more compelling. Cracker. Author: Mike Bennie Source: WBM Magazine Review Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Rated: 94 […]
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Wine Australia’s Inspired Tasting highlights – 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On September 22, 2014
Backstory: nominated by Patrick Schmitt, The Drinks Business – A good example of oaked Sauvignon from the New World, although the wine has yet to find a UK distributor. The follow on vintage is just as exciting as the 2012 which I tasted last year in the vineyard (pictured) – very precise, taut and mineral […]
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“very good potential” – 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On September 17, 2014
Light straw-yellow colour, with an oak-driven bouquet, which has cashew and toasted-nut barrel aromas uppermost and crowding out the fruit expression at this stage. It’s lively and very dry in the mouth, with liberal acidity, the oak not dominating the palate, but the fruit shy and subtly expressed – although there is citrusy flavour evident. […]
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“very much its own wine” – 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On August 21, 2014
Here’s a sauvignon blanc that’s so stylish you quickly forget it’s sav blanc at all – it’s very much its own wine. It’s from a single vineyard of close-planted vines that are grown on Wrattonbully’s terra rossa soils. Barrel-fermented, it’s incredibly complex, with lemongrass, passionfruit and dusty flavours that are delivered with a texture that’s […]
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“each month it gets better” – 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On August 18, 2014
I’ve had this several times now and each month it gets better. Pine/passionfruit nose is super expressive, though the fruit is fighting with the oak at present, the palate flush with nectarine cream palate. Finishes much more tight than expected. An expressive and generous number this, but will need more time to integrate. Hold 17.7/20, […]
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“marvellously constructed, totally individual wines” – 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On August 9, 2014
SAUVIGNON blanc lived a peaceful existence in France until Robert Mondavi, the Napa Valley’s doyen of winemakers, planted it, fermented it in barrel and called it Fumé Blanc. Mondavi’s inspiration was White Bordeaux; a barrel-fermented blend of sauvignon blanc, semillon and muscadelle. The recent improvement in the quality of White Bordeaux is not attributed to Mondavi […]
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“incredibly complex”- 5 stars – 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Posted by Terre à Terre Wines
  • On August 6, 2014
Here’s a sauvignon blanc that’s so stylish you quickly forget it’s sav blanc at all – it’s very much its own wine. It’s from a single vineyard of close-planted vines that are grown on Wrattonbully’s terra rossa soils. Barrel-fermented, it’s incredibly complex, with lemongrass, passionfruit and dusty flavours that are delivered with a texture that’s […]
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