Sunday, 13 November 2011

Printhie Sauvignon Blanc 2010

This wine highlights two things - how good Australian Sauvignon Blanc is, and what a great wine region Orange is.

Sauvignon Blanc has gone through its boom stage, but lately, many reports are suggesting that Australians are now shifting their focus from it back to Riesling and Chardonnay. Much of this focus has been the saturation of the market from our New Zealand friends and our local wines are not getting the cudos they deserve. Admittedly, Sauvignon Blanc has not been my most preferred white, but here is a reason why you should consider having another look at it.

The fruit comes from four vineyards at altitudes of 800m (25%), 900m (50%), with the remainder from 1010m.

Lovely aromas of tropical fruit, with a palate that is clean and fresh. Crisp apples are distinct on the palate (Lady Williams to be exact - well in my humble opinion anyway!). Acid is well balanced and the finish is long and refreshing (12.5% abv). Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon drop, which was precisely when I got amongst it.

Great value. Great drop!