I haven’t checked any statistics, however I reckon the leader of the most popular white wine in Australia at the moment would be a very close race. Pinot Grigio/Gris and Sauvignon Blanc must be the leaders in this category.
When it comes to this variety, there is so much being provided (for want of a better word) to the consumer at very good prices. Gone are the days of a white wine with up front fruity flavours and not much else (for quite a few of them anyway). These sorts of wines are popping up on bottleshop shelves on a very regular basis and, I can categorically say, many more are being entered into wine shows. This one has walked away with two gold medals and a trophy. I can see why!
Goodness me, I loved the aromas that wafted from the glass from the outset. As expected, it’s fresh and vibrant and smells like it’s jam packed with flavour. Speaking of which, pears aplenty, peaches and there’s a sort of hint of sweetness, yet delicate acidity brings it back into balance. Add a nice touch of musk to that freshness and vibrancy (as expected for such a young white wine) plus lovely length, balance and texture and you have very, very good wine indeed. I have to say the bottle was almost empty by the time my wife and I talked about it and I made notes. Say no more!
Region: Orange, NSW Price: $22 Source: Sample courtesy of Angullong Wines and Define Wine