Martin Luther King Jnr is quoted as saying, “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, you just have to take the first step.” Now, I have to admit to not knowing in what context this was said but, I’m pretty sure it had nothing to do with Sauvignon Blanc. There are those, and admitting I was one, who have an aversion to Sav Blanc, SB or Savvy (all of which it is affectionately known). I can’t remember the first time I tried it, or who convinced me to try it, but I did, and I’ve been lucky enough to try some very impressive ones since. This one, from the mighty fine Bay of Fires winemaking crew, easily sits in the ‘very impressive ones’ category.
Very aromatic with passionfruit, slightly minerally and fruit salad like aromas. It may be a little peachy, a little limey and a little herbal and, although I’ve used the word ‘little’ here, they all contribute plenty of flavour to this fine example of Sauvignon Blanc. It borders on medium bodied with lovely palate weight, is nice and textural with a fine touch of acidity and pretty good length too.
For those who are reluctant to venture into Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is the perfect first step up the Savvy Stairs.
Region: Coal River Valley, Tamar Valley & Derwent Valley, Tasmania Price: $47 Source: Generous gift