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McWilliam's Appellation Orange Sauvignon Blanc

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2013 underwent a cool growing season with slow ripening of the vines, with a January heatwave being negated by excellent irrigation and the high altitudes of the region. Picking was slightly earlier than average, with flavours developing earlier, producing wines with less alcohol and more finesse.

McWilliam's has for many years crafted wines with fruit sourced from the cooler, high altitude sites situated along the great Dividing Range. This wine from Orange displays citrus and guava fruits with lifted green garden herbs. The fine mineral acidity drives the freshness and length creating a seriously satisfying Sauvignon Blanc. 
 

Appearance: Pale Straw with green hues.

Nose: Intense tropical notes of passionfruit, guava and lychee are abound on this varietal nose, with subtle tomato bush and lime aromas are showing.

Palate: The palate is wonderfully fresh and lively. The structure of this wine is superb, with extremely long and intense passionfruit, guava and lime flavours balanced out with some lovely weight and texture. The wine finishes beautifully soft, with a refreshingly strong and clean end.

Cellaring: This wine is designed to drink now, or carefully cellar up to 3 years.

Alcohol: 12.5%



Reviews and Accolades

Youthful, fruit-focused, fragrant and zesty, McWilliam's new Orange region sauvignon flatters with its intense guava and vibrant pink grapefruit flavours and finely structured acidity.
91 Points - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion.

Winemaker's Notes

2013 underwent a cool growing season with slow ripening of the vines, with a January heatwave being negated by excellent irrigation and the high altitudes of the region. Picking was slightly earlier than average, with flavours developing earlier, producing wines with less alcohol and more finesse.

McWilliam's has for many years crafted wines with fruit sourced from the cooler, high altitude sites situated along the great Dividing Range. This wine from Orange displays citrus and guava fruits with lifted green garden herbs. The fine mineral acidity drives the freshness and length creating a seriously satisfying Sauvignon Blanc. 
 

Appearance: Pale Straw with green hues.

Nose: Intense tropical notes of passionfruit, guava and lychee are abound on this varietal nose, with subtle tomato bush and lime aromas are showing.

Palate: The palate is wonderfully fresh and lively. The structure of this wine is superb, with extremely long and intense passionfruit, guava and lime flavours balanced out with some lovely weight and texture. The wine finishes beautifully soft, with a refreshingly strong and clean end.

Cellaring: This wine is designed to drink now, or carefully cellar up to 3 years.

Alcohol: 12.5%



Reviews and Accolades

Youthful, fruit-focused, fragrant and zesty, McWilliam's new Orange region sauvignon flatters with its intense guava and vibrant pink grapefruit flavours and finely structured acidity.
91 Points - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion.

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McWilliam's Appellation Orange Sauvignon Blanc

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Tyson Stelzer (2013 Vintage) says
A fragrant and zesty Orange region sauvignon of guava and pink grapefruit, with finely structured acidity and vibrant fruit intensity. It's youthful, refreshing and fruit-focused.
WBM Reviews August, 2014
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