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Monday, 2 December 2019

Terre à Terre Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Hand picked from the Crayères Vineyard in Wrattonbully. Fermented in both tank and large format French foudres and demi-muids (25% of the total).

Certainly brighter, fruitier and fleshier than its more reserved and austere bigger brother in the portfolio (link), Passionfruit and lingering hints of creme form the dominant aspects of the aromatic profile; moderate leaf and herb coming before it, yielding to the fruit.

A firm bite of acid, phenolic presence and textural weight and width show their hand, the work of the quarter portion fermented in oak. Both combine to derive length and palate presence. 92 

Tasted on: Saturday 12th October, a Flower to Leaf day 
Source: Sample
Price: $26
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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