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Sunday 7 September 2014

Down to Earth Wrattonbully Sauvignon Blanc 2014

The younger sibling to the Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc reviewed earlier this year.

This is the third Down to Earth release, it's fair to say that it remains a work in progress. No pejorative statement, merely a reflection on the tinkering and finessing that is taking place. For this release, a greater proportion (7%) of wine is racked off to a one-year old French oak foudré (5% in 2013).

Citrus, quince, tropical hints rounding out the profile. The proportion that sees a little wood also undergoes a little lees stirring, building the texture which is clearly evident in the mouth, without sacrificing vitality or flavour. Citrus, a lovely nip of acid and length to boot.

An excellent example, as good as I've ever seen it. See Australian Sauvignon Blanc through a different lens. 93

Tasted on: Sunday 7th September, a Root day 
Source: Sample
Price: $26
Alcohol: 12.2%
Closure: Screwcap

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