Friday, February 12, 2016

De Bortoli 2015 Villages Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon blanc is a not a variety that is usually associated with the Yarra Valley, but this is a gem of an easy-drinking wine from Steve Webber and the team at De Bortoli; a lovely choice for the final days of summer. It has just a tad more palate interest than most savvys at the same price point, having been fermented in both stainless steel and oak casks, as well as having enjoyed some time on lees. This is a fine and elegant example of cool-climate Aussie savvy; think of a ballerina skipping across a lily pond. It is vibrant, refreshing and food friendly with citrus more to the fore than herbs or tropical fruit characters. $20.

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