2018 Sauvignon Blanc
We grow the fruit on our Yarra Valley vineyard on grey loam soils in Coldstream. The 2018 harvest in this region is already being spoken of in exalted tones, and we are extremely excited at the prospect for both whites and reds. The grapes developed a lovely spectrum of aromas and flavours when appealingly fresh, and with relatively modest sugar levels. It’s a recipe for complex wines of great elegance – precisely what we aim for.
True to the vintage, the Dominique Portet Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018 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.