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Water Wheel Sauvignon Blanc

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Bendigo is not exactly the first region we think of when we think of Sauvignon Blanc, yet this stunningly fresh Savvy from Waterwheel disproves the theory. The Waterwheel vineyards consistently produce fruit that is vibrant and makes wine that are fruit driven and show varietal definition. Here’s a white that just needs a quick chill before you serve it with a goats cheese and asparagus salad. The nose is all about citrus and herbaceous characters before a palate that’s laden with minerals and cut grass flavours. It’s clean and fresh with crisp, refreshing acid finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Grapes were whole bunch pressed. Cold fermented in stainless steel before stabilising and filtration. Bottled under screw-cap to retain freshness and soundness of fruit character.

Appearance: The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc has a pale straw colour.

Nose: Hints of citrus fruits and herbaceous characters on the nose.

Palate: The citrus characters follow through onto the palate where they are balanced with mineral and grassy flavours. The medium bodied wine has a clean, crisp and refreshing finish.

Food: An ideal aperitif, and suited to fresh seafood and light pasta dishes.

Cellaring: Besting drinking between now and 2017.

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Water Wheel Sauvignon Blanc

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; in the long tradition of Water Wheel style, with a mix of citrus and tropical fruit, fleshed out on the finish by a hint of sweetness balanced by acidity.
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Quite ripe, with candied fruit aromas and flavour; a touch of guava on the palate, with reasonable length; a little smoky on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Big Berocca/vit B nose. Powerful palate with luscious candy floss flavours. Good drinking.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Some colour; powerful, full-bodied wine; definitely needs food.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Very pleasant wine; nicely balanced; plenty of mid-palate varietal fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Clean, good length, passionfruit and citrus; builds towards the finish and aftertaste. Impressive.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the bouquet is clean, but relatively neutral and varietally indistinct; the palate picks up to a degree, having substance, but little or no varietal precision. Ideal for those who don't really like too much varietal flavour in their Sauvignon Blanc but want to keep away from low-priced wooded Chardonnay.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
83
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; a clean, crisp but shy bouquet is followed by a light, crisp palate, with some length, but not a great deal of varietal character.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
84
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet is clean but tending plain, with slightly flabby tropical aromas. A pleasant, commercial style on the palate, with gently tropical fruit balanced by crisp acidity. Any shortcomings derive from the vineyard, not the winemaking
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
79

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