Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Ten Minutes by Tractor have succeeded here with sauvignon blanc from the the Mornington Peninsula.  The grapes were whole bunch pressed, fermented with wild yeasts and saw ~9 months in old French oak.  More Pouilly-Fumé than Marlborough in style, the 2014 10X sauvignon blanc has stoney, saline aromatics.  The palate is fresh with notes ofContinue reading “Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Sauvignon Blanc 2014”

Francis Blanchet Calcite Pouilly Fumé 2014

April is a beautiful month in Melbourne; calm, the worst of the summer heat is gone and the cold is rousing but not yet threatening.  Perfect for sitting outside and tasting some whites.  This white is from Francis Blanchet in Pouilly Fumé, and I’ve previously enjoyed the 2012 (reviewed here).  Pouilly Fumé is one ofContinue reading “Francis Blanchet Calcite Pouilly Fumé 2014”

Villebois Sauvignon Blanc Val de Loire 2014

This is a fresh and light sauvignon blanc from the Loire Valley and the appellation of Touraine.  Touraine is the most important of the Loire Valley wine regions, and the appellation labelled as such covers some 3,600 hectares under vine and a large variety of soils.  White Touraine is most important here, and must beContinue reading “Villebois Sauvignon Blanc Val de Loire 2014”

Chateau de Suberne Loupiac 2006

Loupiac is one of the “acks” that surround Sauternes where much very good dessert wine can be had at remarkably fair prices considering the cost and effort it takes to produce high quality wines in this region.  The 2006 Chateau de Suberne can be picked up for a song at under $40 for a 750mlContinue reading “Chateau de Suberne Loupiac 2006”

Marko’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills 2015

Marko’s Vineyard was established, and is owned by, branches of the Hill Smith wine family.  The 2015 Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc tasted here has aromatics of green mango, guava and punch.  The palate is dry and balanced with a pleasant finish.  A good example of sauvignon blanc. Rating: GoodAbv: 13%Price: $27Source: sampleVendors and website: http://www.markosvineyard.com.auTasted:Continue reading “Marko’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills 2015”

Domaine Villebois Sancerre 2014

Buy up this Sancerre if you are able, as it is simply delicious drinking.  From Domaine Villebois in Sancerre (sauvignon blanc territory), it has aromatics of stones, lime, lemon and grass.  The palate is bone dry, with a fresh petillance and terrific balance.  An excellent find (and bottled under screwcap too). Rating: Very GoodAbv: 12.5%Price:Continue reading “Domaine Villebois Sancerre 2014”