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Preece Sauvignon Blanc

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Savvy by name and savvy by nature, this grape’s popularity never seems to diminish, so here’s a zesty take on the style from the good folk at Preece. The Preece range of wines shows off the best vineyards in Victoria and this cool Savvy is blended with fruit from The Yarra Valley, the King Valley and the Strathbogie Ranges. A really varietal Savvy captivates the senses with its lively tropical fruit aromas and subtle hints of passionfruit and mango. The palate is a full on Savalaunch of tropical fruits with a touch of mango before a mineral edge kicks in and leads to a long, lingering finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: White gold tinged with green highlights.

Nose: Vibrant passionfruit and mango with hints of fresh cut herbs and white blossom.

Palate: Generous flavours of juicy mandarin and fleshy tropical fruits are highlighted by a refreshingly citrus-crisp finish.

Alcohol: 11.8%

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Preece Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Good varietal characters of citrus and cut grass with lifted aromas and intense flavours.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A solid commercial wine, the varietal character blunted but with plenty of presence and overall flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A positive varietal fruit bouquet swells into gently tropical flavours on the mid-palate, sliding away slightly on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A dry, shapely and slightly briney sauvignon blanc with a zesty lightly herbal and grassy aroma of lychees and gooseberries plus a long, lean and pleasingly tight pate whose juicy, spicy passionfruit-like flavours are finished by appropriately powdery acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Punchy ripe gooseberry, passionfruit and melon aromas with up-front grassy qualities precede a long, slippery palate of freshness and vitality. Clean as a whistle, its pleasing fruit finishes long and dry.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
87
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2004 Vintage) says
Our winery of the year in 2004 continues tn show outstanding form. This is a flawless sauvignon blanc with rich palate weight, white peach and nectarine flavours and fresh, crisp acidity.
Quaff 2005 2004
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Strongly varietal herb, gooseberry and asparagus aromas, and an equally flavoursome palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
91
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2003 Vintage) says
There has been a real leap in quality in the wines from central Victorian winery Mitchelton (makers of the Preece range of wines) in the last couple of years, and this intensely flavoured, mouth-wateringly refreshing sav blanc is a great example of that improvement. It has herbal, zesty, green smells -like a vegie patch full of nettles - and a really zingy, minerally dryness in the mouth. Easily the best vintage of Preece sauvignon blanc we've ever tried.
Quaff 2004 2003
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; a highly aromatic bouquet with rich, tropical fruit comes through strongly on the rich, ripe and sweet fruit of the palate. Generous and honest.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
88
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2001 Vintage) says
Made by Don Lewis at the central Victorian winery Mitchelton, using grapes from some of the state's cooler climate regions, this is a more restrained example of the sauvignon blanc variety. There are some attractive, sweet, citrusy aromas, but the wine really shines when you put it in your mouth: it's quite concentrated, dry and savoury-chalky, with a refreshing acidity. Drink cold with oysters or seafood.
Quaff 2002 2001
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2000 Vintage) says
Legendary winemaker Colin Preece is celebrated by this value-for-money label of the Goulburn Valley's Mitchelton Wines. Long-serving current winemaker, Don Lewis, has taken the fruit for this varietal from cool-area vineyards, mainly in the fertile King Valley with a small proportion coming from the Strathbogie Ranges in the central Victorian high country. This is a delightful expression of cool-climate sauvignon blanc with floral tropical fruit aromas, soft, round, fleshy texture, tropical fruit and lychee flavours and fresh, zingy acidity on the finish.
Quaff 2001 2000
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; quite good varietal character with an obvious mix of grassy and tropical fruit of light to medium intensity. A light- to medium-bodied wine, gently flavoured, but the varietal characters are precise; well balanced
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
84

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