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Dominique Portet Sauvignon Blanc 2020



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  • From the cool climate Yarra Valley
  • A complex Sauvignon Blanc with depth of flavour and texture
  • Premium Sauvignon Blanc from the strong 2020 vintage

“We picked ripe, healthy fruit by hand, relatively early to make sure everything was super-fresh. We carefully sorted and gently pressed the grapes, then fermented some of the juice (30%) in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness. Fermentation temperatures were nice and cool for heightened aromatics. The other 70% was fermented in tight-grained French oak barrels (30% new) where the wine matured for six months. We also stirred the lees to build palate weight and depth.
True to the vintage, the Dominique Portet Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019 rises from the glass with beguiling promise. It has aromas of white blossom, lime zest, white stone fruits, dry grass and honeycomb. That same array comes through on a palate that is delightfully light on its feet. There’s textural interest from creamy lees and the barrel-fermented parcel, but the overall impression is of delicacy and finesse. The hallmark limey acidity gives a crackle to the stone fruit, citrus and wet-stone notes, which retain great focus through the beautifully balanced finish. ” – Producer’s note


Huon Hooke

“Pale straw-yellow colour, youthful and bright. The nose shows a complex mix of guava, grapefruit, lime juice, and white flowers – quality oak is present, though quiet. It’s a creamy and soft palate, edges softened by time in oak, remarkably approachable at this stage of its life. White nectarines and minerals, a faint bitter-oak note that lends sinew and interest. Cerebral and serious..” Huon Hooke, The Real Reveiw (2019 vintage)