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Friday 30 August 2013

Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2013

The Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc is made from fruit drawn off the same, close planted, vineyard as the Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc. 

The distinct difference is that this wine is fermented in stainless steel, with a small portion - 5% - fermented in a new Foudré, and that portion added back into the final blend.

Open and expressive: shows lemon balm, a little quince and touches of tropicals that 'flesh' out the aromatic profile further.

Hints of texture on the palate, a slight stony - nigh flinty - feel to the wine. Tropicals are present, a touch of banana and a fleshy guava-esque note. This wine's strengths paradoxically lie in its subtlety. It's no slap you around the face example. Good drinking. 89

Tasted on: Thursday 29th August, a Root Day 
Source: Sample
Price: $24
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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