Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Sauvignon Blanc from Australia
A benchmark for Australian Sauvignon Blanc. Made from 100% Adelaide Hills grapes, the wine is unwooded to maximize varietal punch. The aroma has restrained sauvignon grassiness coupled with riper fruit characters. The palate is fresh and lively with pure fruit varietal flavors and crisp acidity.
Wine Spectator - "Dry and crisp, with a tangy grapefruit note leading a pack of citrus and herb flavors, finishing with a lively balance that lets the flavors echo. Drink now. 500 cases imported."
International Wine Cellar - "Bright straw. Spicy, mineral-accented lime, grapefruit and orange aromas, with subtle mineral and floral qualities building with air. Racy, focused and pure, with nervy citrus and pear flavors and a kick of white pepper on the back. Finishes brisk and pure, with good grip and a strong echo of lime. This would work really well with oysters."
Wine & Spirits - "Vibrant lime and nectarine flavors balance the grassiness of this young sauvignon. It's fresh and lean, a mouthwatering wine for lemon sole."
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Shaw & Smith Winery
Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realize a long held dream to make wine together. They specialise in Sauvignon Blanc, a single vineyard Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and more recently small batches of Riesling and Pinot Noir. Our vision is to make exciting, refined wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills that rank amongst Australia's best.
Shaw and Smith believe that sound environmental practices make sense. Our practical approach aims to respect the soil, cut water use, recycle, and cut energy and greenhouse emissions. View all Shaw & Smith Wines
About Other AustraliaView a map of Other Australia wineries
With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales- New South Wales has a variety of smaller wine growing regions. Many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations, leading to the more encompassing designation of New South Wales.
Western Australia– A small percentage of Australia’s winemaking occurs on the West Coast. The largest Australian state, Western Australia, includes the appellations Margaret River and Great Southern.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in Australia.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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