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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Terre a Terre Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The wine saw a portion - 28%  - fermented in large format oak barrels, foudre, spending a further four months on lees (both foudre and stainless steel portions). I like to include this information as it provides an indication of what to epxect. Fruit from the close planted vineyard in Wrattonbully.

Has a citrus air - kinda like a GnT with a slice of lemon, hints of green melon, stone fruit, fresh herb about it - tropical hints, yes - but subtle in its way and approach. 

Textural, some of that oak influence showing through with a flinty, steely edge; spice and a zesty, zig-saggy citrus acidity. There’s lots going on, as ever an excellent showing from the - so called - junior part in the TàT portfolio.

Finishes well with pithy citrus, lemon tang with the aftertaste of a bit of grapefruit bitterness. Enjoy. 92

Tasted on: Wednesday 9th March: Flower to Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $26
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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