Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Sauvignon Blanc from Australia

Price: $17.79
Item No. 92001
  • JH95
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • JH94
  • 2000
  • WS88
  • ST87
  • 1998
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2007 vintage growing season was overall very warm and dry. Spring frosts affected certain parts of the Adelaide Hills, hence quantities were down a little but not dramatically. The Adelaide Hills had a good vintage in terms of quantity and quality with the flavours of Sauvignon Blanc more in the tropical and less herbaceous spectrum. Palate weight is good.

Winemaking Whole bunches are crushed, chilled and pressed then undergo fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Does not undergo any malolactic fermentation as we are looking to retain fruit purity and natural acidity.

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 varietal flavours and crisp acidity.

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Rating:
(9/24/2010)
One of the best sauvignon blancs I have had this summer. Also very good (but not better) are Kim Crawford and Palliser.
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(9/29/2010)
One of the best sauvignon blancs I have had this summer. Easy, refreshing wine for the summer. Better than higher rated Sauv Blancs like Kim Crawford, etc.
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cuthien - Tolland, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/24/2010)
I bought this wine on a whim, and I was pleasantly surprised. It has a very nice, crisp taste, but is not too acidic. I especially loved the tartness of it. It has some sweetness to it, but is not sickeningly sweet.
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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...

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Learn About Other Australia

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 - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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