MIKE’S WINE NOTES:
Mike Davies – Co-founder Greenskin Wine, winemaker and wine packaging specialist.
Once again, winemaker Japo from McHenry Hohnen has created an outstanding wine for us! This time, it’s a gem from the cooler southern region of Margaret River. The 2022 vintage was kind, blessed with warm weather leading up to the harvest, while a touch of rain in January ensured the vineyards remained invigorated.
Similar to the 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Japo has skillfully utilised large oak casks to add complexity to the wine without compromising its zingy, lively vibrant fruit flavours, a quintessential characteristic of exceptional Sauvignon Blanc.
This 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is a VEGAN Wine. See here to find out more about what makes a wine Vegan.
Food Pairings – I always think of Sauvignon Bland as a seafood wine. The best kinds of seafood to have with Sauvignon Blanc are raw or close to it; Oysters, Sashimi and ceviche white fish. This Sauvignon Blanc also pairs beautifully woth Eastern European & Middle Eastern foods like Tzaziki, humous and grilled vegetables.
The mere thought of pairing half a dozen chilled, freshly shucked oysters with this exquisite wine fills me with lip-smacking excitement!
- Colour – Pale Straw with lime green tints
- Bouquet – Lifted Gooseberry and nettle aromas with some tropical guava and Paw Paw notes.
- Palate – The palate is a melange of grapefruit, crunchy apple and citrus. The very judicious use of oak adds a layer of creamy complexity which balances and softens the clean acid finish.
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HUON’S WINE NOTES:
Huon Hooke is a leading Australian wine writer, critic, educator and show judge, best known for his columns in Sydney Morning Herald Good Food and Good Weekend.
Light yellow colour, with fresh herbal aromas with nutty and gently yeasty overtones, more than just simple passionfruity varietal character. The palate also has some weight and depth of flavour, and an appealing savoury dryness that invites another sip. There is a trace of grip and it appeals all-round as a food wine. Good value.
87/100 points – Bronze Medal Winner.