Why we can’t get enough of this Sauvignon Blanc
Written by Chelsea Tromans
We wouldn’t say no to a glass of red or white wine any time of year, but there’s something about the warmer months that has us gravitating towards the cold, refreshing flavours of a white wine. In particular, we are excited to celebrate the season of new beginnings with the latest addition to Veritas Tempus Naturae: Robert Oatley Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2019.
The perfect wine to sip on during spring and well into summer, here’s why you’ll love this Australian-made Sauvignon Blanc.
Where the grapes are grown
We may not be able to travel the country right now, but this bottle of white wine will have you dreaming of relaxing days exploring the Western Australia coastline. A picture-perfect region that joins the best of every world with its pristine beaches, lush national parks, and stunning vineyard-filled countryside, it’s hard not to feel stress-free and calm surrounded by the stunning scenery of the area. This Robert Sauvignon Blanc will transport you to the region through its flavour.
The grapes used in this Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc have been grown in and around the Robert Oatley property at Wilyabrup. Grown at an altitude of 50-235 metres in soil that’s predominantly gravelly loam on granite and gneiss, the combination of cool sea breezes and warm sunny days provide ideal ripening conditions for this variety of grape. In fact, the area is climatically similar to that of Bordeaux. This white wine blend features a range of grape maturities to deliver a level of complexity to the end result.
What it tastes like
Sauvignon Blancs tend to have a dry, crisp and elegant flavour profile. On a warm spring’s day, it’s lovely and refreshing. To make this Sauvignon Blanc variant, Robert Oatley has used cold grapes that have been crushed quickly, then pressed into stainless steel tanks where fermentation occurs through yeast inoculation. The result is a flavour profile featuring tasting notes of passionfruit and cut grass with a hint of lime zest. If you love a fine crisp dry white, this one’s for you.
Good to know: This delicious drop is best enjoyed young (read: pop a bottle open today!), rather than left to age in a cellar.
What to enjoy it with
For a wine that has such a vibrant freshness to its flavour, it is best paired with dishes that hero equally fresh ingredients. Think a dozen oysters with a squeeze of lemon, a cold seafood platter of prawns, Moreton Bay bugs, and Blue Swimmer Crabs, or a citrusy ceviche with avocado served with tortilla chips. Dishes that are made for grazing and sharing are the perfect complement to this wine that suits lazy long lunches and al fresco dinner parties.
VTN TIP: This wine makes the perfect gift. Take it along to your next dinner party invite to thank your host for having you.
Still can’t get enough of Sauvignon Blanc? Then we’d love to put forward Vandenberg’s Jasmin Sauvignon Blanc 2020, which features a gorgeous palate with lush fruit tones and lots of acid for a punch of personality.
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