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Monday, 13 June 2016

Out of Step Wine Co 'Margin Walker' White Field Blend 2015

I've written before of the desire of the Out of Step crew to "hopefully chipping away at making Sauvignon Blanc at least just a tiny bit cool again...", and whilst this 'field blend' doesn't specify the cépage, the Sauv Blanc is evident, to seek to understand what else may be within somewhat defies the ethos of the wine.

The Out of Step crew describe it thus: "This is not a wine about variety. This is a wine about a place…..and a winemaking ethos. Only 264 bottles were produced from a very special patch of fruit on the Lusatia Park vineyard in the upper Yarra Valley. Wine from the fringe…..the Margin Walker."

A quality offering, clearly from the aromatics: grapefruit, vanilla, gravel and pebbles. 

Grapefruit appears on the palate - a little cut grass gives hint as to what may be within. There's oak - smokey, cedary; it out Bordeaux blancs a Bordeaux Blanc. It's smooth, polished, pure; has length and then some. Exemplary and seems too good to even consider rating. That said: 95 

Tasted on: Saturday 11th June, a Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $50
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap

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