Groom Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Sauvignon Blanc from Australia
2009 shaped up as another high quality year in the Adelaide Hills. The early growing season had great, mild, cool conditions, a great start for quality. A very cool December caused a reduction in the grape berry size and number. Consequently our yields were down from 2008 by about 20%. This tended to promote increased flavor and concentration in the fruit we did harvest. In January, a 5 day heat wave came upon us. Due to the delayed fruit development and excellent canopies we had no damage to existing yields or quality. Cooler conditions after this maximized ripeness and flavour development.
This wine is made with no oak and no MLF allowing the zesty varietal characters of the grape to be expressed. The nose is a myriad of fresh ripe tropical fruit aromas which are vibrant, but not overpowering. The palate is fresh and retains medium to high natural mouth watering acidity. This wine is great drinking with seafood, salads, sushi and Asian cuisine.
Australian Wine Companion - "The '09 Groom Sauvignon Blanc is classic Adelaide Hills style, with herb, gooseberry and grass characters on both the bouquet and palate; has good balance and length."
Marschall Groom Cellars is a very small family winery situated in the famous Barossa Valley region of South Australia. The winery produces three varietals, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz & Zinfandel - under the label GROOM.
Marschall Groom Cellars is the culmination of a dream, backed up by many years of talk and family discussion. The proprietors are David & Jeanette Marschall and their six children, and Daryl & Lisa Groom and their four children.
The dream started to become reality with the purchase of 87 acres of bare land in the Kalimna appellation of the Barossa Valley, directly adjacent to the renowned Penfolds Kalimna vineyard - the home of Grange. In 1997 the first acres on our Kalimna Bush Block were planted to Shiraz, producing its first crop in the 1999 vintage. To compliment our young Shiraz fruit we source from one other very reputable high quality vineyard in the Barossa, the Fechner Vineyard which is home to 50 year-old vines.
Our desire for the GROOM label is to let the vineyards and their fruit do the talking in producing the style and quality of our wines. As proprietors, we have set the foundation in choosing the most ideal viticultural region needed to produce the highest quality for each of our chosen varieties. View all Groom Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley and Eden Valley.
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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