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1 - 12 of 157 Pure Sauvignon Blancs
42 Degrees South Sauvignon Blanc
Hobart
Available by the dozen
The long ripening seasons around Frogmore estate vineyard at Campania in Coal River Valley, translates into harvests of Sauvignon Blanc with softer, juicier acids and more developed fruit characters. Sauvignon Blanc grows beautifully here, the crisp berries are rich with grassy, lychee notes and low phenolics. 42 Degrees South is a vigorous Sauvignon Blanc, laden with slowly ripened tropical fruit flavours, a touch of mineral and ample herbaceousness, to match with the freshest seafood and gourmandise Vietnamese faire.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
All fruit is picked by hand off vines yielding two to three tonnes per hectare. Grapes are de stemmed and crushed into the press for four hours of skin contact, extracting optimal flavour and textures while minimizing phenolics. Batches are de-juiced with only slight pressure prior to an overnight cold soak. Components are racked to fermenters and inoculated for a controlled vinification at at 18˚C to 20˚C. Ferments remain on lees for several weeks to fill palate structure before being stabilised. A passage to cross flow filtration preserves freshness and exemplary varietal fruit character.
 
Light colour, straw green hue. Vibrant grassy and gooseberry aromas continue through to the palate. Fresh, zippy acid holds the animated fruit structure together, giving considerable length. A splendid accompaniement to wide noodles, lasagnette or mafaldine with a light tossing of okra, seafood or vegetables.
Alkoomi Black Sauvignon Blanc
Frankland River
Available by the dozen
$2199each
$261DOZEN
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Alta Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
A vital expression of Sauvignon Blanc grown to high altitude vineyards from Kuitpo through to Kersbrook. Alta captures the wondrous cool climate charm of Adelaide Hills, an area so very renowned for stylish white wine. Alta initially debuted onto the market with the aim of producing the single best effort possible, exclusively Sauvignon Blanc. Individual parcels are chosen for their strong varietal intensity and regional eloquence, each contributes its own character to the finished wine. Made to drink now, generous with fruit flavours and crisp palate structure.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
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DOZEN
Sauvignon Blanc is harvested throughout the cool of night, when flavours are most intense and the balance ideal, grapes are crushed with open rollers to minimise phenolic and colour extraction. The biggest challenge is to ensure that the fresh flavours and finesse of juices are retained throughout the winemaking. Several yeast strains are used based on their ability to highlight varietal flavours and enhance palate structure. Free run and pressings are vinified, some on skins, in a combination of fermenters and large 4000 litre French oak casks. Batches are racked on lees after the completion of ferment and stored cool prior to assemblage.
 
Pale, icy green hue. Fragrant citrus blossom, passionfruit and spicy guava. Instantly mouth filling with rich pear, fleshy lime and spicy lemongrass penetrating the mid palate. Crisp acid adds exuberance and persistence whilst providing balance and freshness. Alta offers the solid backbone of fruit character to accompany bolder flavours, goujons almandine, chillied muscles or thyme and garilc chicken.
Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc
Central Otago
Available by the dozen
There are three blocks of Sauvignon Blanc at Amisfield, near the shores of Lake Dunstan in Central Otago. Older vines at the edge of Rocky Knoll yield fruit with delicious ripe stone fruit characters and pronounced minerality. Younger plantings on a beautiful elevated terrace above the winery provide grapes which are brim full of vim and vigor. A combination of wild indigenous yeast vinifications, oak barrel ferments and sedimentery lees stirring, achieves a singularly vigorous and compelling case for Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Harvest begins with a golden pick of the ripest fruit from silts at the edge of Rocky Knoll, progressing toward the top terraces. A percentage is destemmed directly into the press to provide a modicum of skin contact. Juices are fermented cool with choice yeats, selected for their capacity to retain vibrancy and zip. A smaller pick of late picked fruit is whole bunch pressed directly to French oak barriques where natural indigenous yeasts do their work. The ferments are wild and vigorous, making a wine of great texture and exotic stone fruit characters. Most batches are aged on light fluffy lees, a portion is matured in French oak, while being treated to regular lees stirring battonage for palate richness.
 
Light straw colour. Aromas of limes and passionfruit complimented by a mixture of tropical stone fruit. The palate is full bodied and dry with considerable fruit weight and layering. Rife with tropical meets vegetal complexity, the palate is full bodied and dry with great intensity of fruit balanced by refreshing acidity.
Appellation Orange Sauvignon Blanc
Orange
Available by the dozen
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
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Aramis Sauvignon Blanc 375ml
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
$1299each
$153DOZEN
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Aramis White Label Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
$1899each
$225DOZEN
EACH
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Ata Rangi Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc
Wellington Martinborough
Available by the dozen
Ata Rangi are the product of love for the land and passion for the vine. The dry windy climate consistently delivers low yields with high concentrations of flavour in the grapes. Obsessive attention to detail throughout the growing season ensures the fruit comes in at optimum flavour and balance. The care taken extends to harvesting the warmer side of individual rows and going back a few days later for the cooler side. A term of age on yeast less enhances palate weight and complexity, lovely tropical notes of guava and papaya contend for attention.
$3199each
$383DOZEN
EACH
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From the Lismore and Waiora, Walnut Ridge, Hau Ariki Marae and Southdown Estate vineyards. Sites are all very similar, shallow silt loam over deep, free raining alluvial gravels, rainfall is very low. The naturally low yields, older vines, small canopies and judicious, labour intensive, hand picking of the entire crop, make an essential contribution to the uniquely Martinborough style of Sauvignon Blanc.Grapes are all hand picked, sorted and crushed, a portion is vinified in contact with skins and held for two months, drawing out more complex flavours, which works with the natural acidity to add a refreshing backbone. A third of the wine is fermented in neutral oak barrels for texture and richness.
 
Light straw colour. Notes of elderflower, lemon/ lime, tropical papaya and hints of fresh fennel are defining features. A full, creamy palate entry, lovely weight and a long and focused finish, a restraint and elegance that's all class. Aiming for a complex, satisfying, food friendly style, a small portion is fermented in older barrels to enhance mid palate weight and texture.
Ata Rangi Raranga Sauvignon Blanc
Wellington Martinborough
Available in cartons of six
$3199each
$383DOZEN
EACH
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Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Babich can lay singular claim to coaxing some of the most articulate varietal wines from both of New Zealand's majestic Isles. This eminent winemaking estate pioneered the dearly loved Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc genre, it endures to this day in a fuller, riper, softer style that drinks beautifully on release. An assemblage of fruit grown to finer Marlborough vineyards has been seamlessly fashioned into a tropical, refreshing and clean wine that calls for chicken caesar and the freshest fish.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
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Established amongst the kauri gum fields of New Zealand's northlands early last century, Babich have become one of the most eminent labels. Their reputation for making great wine extends far beyond the land of the long white cloud. Babich operate over a hundred hectares of choice Marlborough vineyards and source grapes from the best local growers. Abundant sunshine and dry autumns encourage grapes to develop under a long, slow, ripening period that intensifies flavours. Following the harvest, grapes are quickly crushed and pressed into fermenters, juices are vinified at controlled cool temperatures to capture and retain the intense varietal fruit.
 
Pale straw colour. Gooseberry, herbal and tropical nose, lifted herbals and lime, notes of wet pebble and gun smoke. A delicious palate entry that's of sun ripened stone fruits, grapefruits and white berry, layered with rock melon before a zesty, long herbal passionfruit finish, quite literally mouthwatering! A well balanced wine, its luscious creamy texture mates well with food.
Balgownie Sauvignon Blanc
Yarra Valley
Available by the dozen
An assemblage of fruit grown to the Balgownie property in Bendigo with choice components from good vineyards in central Victoria and Yarra Valley. Influenced by the Mediterranean climes and temperate nights, Bendigo Sauvignon Blanc is characterised by warmer weather passionfruit and lychee. Slower ripening parcels from the cooler, lower latitudes and elevated aspects of Yarra Valley bring vital grass and mineral notes. An identifiable expression of Victorian Sauvignon Blanc, exhibiting good fruit, herbaceousness and immense drinkability factor.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
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The long and cool ripening conditions of Yarra Valley yield Sauvignon Blanc wines which are enjoyed across Australia for their vital, elegant palate structures, requisite vegetative characters and well balanced natural acidity. Parcels grown to warmer sites in Bendigo and central Victoria contribute richer tropical characters. Two unique clones of Sauvignon Blanc are harvested in separate passes through the vineyards to optimumly capture the vibrant fresh characters of early harvested fruit just as the grapes achieve full physiological ripeness. Following the press, the purest free run juices are treated to a cool fermentation over a course of six weeks, lightly fined, filtered and bottled promptly after vinification.
 
Light straw in colour. Bright, fresh tropical and grassy fruit notes leap from the glass. Palate exhibits lovely passionfruit flavours, grapefruits and asparagus, a touch of lemongrass and quartz character are completed by a crisp acid finish. The perfect wine to accompany Vietnamese rice paper rolls, seafood dumplings or Thai sweet chilli prawns.
Bird In Hand Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
An unassuming young winegrower took his chances in 1997 with the re-emerging viticultural precinct of Adelaide Hills. Andrew Nugent planted vines and an olive grove on a hundred acres of land along Bird in Hand Road at Woodside. His efforts have since claimed a staggering list of awards for excellence on the international wine show circuit. Bird In Hand's preoccupations with growing and crafting the finest quality Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc have earned the highly prestigious George Mackey nomination for most outstanding exported wine.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The Adelaide Hills are renowned for Sauvignon Blanc. Four hundred metres above sea level, the Bird In Hand vineyards face north and boast deep, well drained red earth, formed from metamorphic rock. Batches of the purest free runs, pressed from choice parcels of Sauvignon Blanc are individually fermented at cooler temperatures to retain fresh, lively fruit characters and crisp varietal definition. Although the Adelaide Hills do provide an unfair edge in terms of quality, it's always a thrill for the Bird In Hand team to taste the fruit of their endeavours in the finished wine.
 
Very light staw hue. Bouquet of greenery and herbaceousness. Citrus flavours, honeydew and tropical fruits, especially passion and grapefruits with a touch of brisk minerality. The palate is fresh and intense, expressing the signature Adelaide Hills style, finishing long, lively and crisp, striking the perfect balance between intensity and elegance. To be enjoyed chilled alongside crustacea, white meat dumplings or Al fresco.
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