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2015 Sticks Sauvignon Blanc

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Straight out of the Yarra Valley comes this fresh and elegant style of Sauvignon Blanc with all the passionfruit flavour that fans of the style have come to love. Clean and pure, it is a wine made for Summer, and I for one will be tucking in left, right and centre.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Clear with lime hues.
Aroma: Kiwifruit, sugar snap pea, floral, jasmine.
Palate: Mandarin, kiwifruit, snow pea, crisp.

A warm ripening season with intermittent rains. Sauvignon Blanc, being quite succeptible to disease, had to be managed well for airflow to ensure the fruit zone dried quicker after rainfall episodes. The grapes for this wine were machine harvested in the early morning and top loaded directly into the press. Each vineyard batch was made as an individual stainless steel vat fermented wine. Cloudy juices were inoculated using selected yeasts and fermented using warmer temperatures. This combination gave rise to a textured and fruit driven palate. Blending of the individual batches took place in early May, where soon after it was filtered and bottled.

Alcohol: 12.5%
pH: 3.31
Acid: 6.3 g/L

Such a fresh wine is best enjoyed now, whilst young and vibrant, however it will drink well for up to 3 years.

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2015 Sticks Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Light, bright green-straw; the brave, very early picking decision has paid off with this vibrantly fresh and juicy Sauvignon Blanc, with passionfruit, citrus and lychee to the fore, lemony acidity driving the long finish. Very good value.
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Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; notes of cut grass and nettle on the bouquet are to be found on the super-intense palate, but tropical characters join the party adding to the drive and prodigious intensity of the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A wine that creeps up on you, saving the best for last as the finish surges with passionfruit, lemon and gooseberry flavours
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Clean, fresh and lively; clear-cut varietal character in a fresh citrus/gooseberry/ passionfruit spectrum; not intense, but has length.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A clean bouquet with no reduction/sweatiness; moderate intensity, with tropical, apple, gooseberry and grass flavours; not particularly long.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Some of those slightly sweaty/reduced aromas, part of varietal character; delicate grassy, passionfruit, gooseberry, asparagus flavours; crisp finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Clean, firm and minerally aromas; no reduction; lemon and herb fruit run through the length of the palate; above average, and good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Clean, fresh and crisp; asparagus, gooseberry and mineral.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light to medium green-yellow; a spotlessly minerally palate with green fruits and a bright, dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003

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