- Sauvignon blanc is a classic white variety that is typically light in body and colour and thrives in cool-but-sunny climates. In modern examples, fruit is harvested early to retain brightness and freshness and is generally bottled soon after fermentation. Wines can display a diverse range of flavours depending on the climate and terroir in which they're produced – ranging from herbaceous to citrus and tropical fruits. Get to know styles from all across the country with the three examples below.
2020 Hesketh Wines Jimi’s Ferment Fumé Blanc
Pale straw in colour with aromas of cut grass, passionfruit and rock melon. Smooth and delicate on the palate with long length of fruit and a fresh, mineral acidity. This spicy, tropical and savoury white wine is delicious when enjoyed with fresh Asian-style dishes or seafood.
RRP $32 | Drink to 2025 | heskethwinecompany.com.au
2018 Flowstone Sauvignon Blanc
Ripe nectarines, guava and some flinty highlights with a lime zest finish. The palate has wonderful textures, while retaining a juiciness of fruit, lightness and chalky mineral acidity. This is a sauvignon blanc that can be ruminated upon – pair with garlic prawns or tempura vegetables.
RRP $32 | Drink to 2028 | flowstonewines.com
2019 Nocton Estate Sauvignon Blanc
A tropical palate with bold lychee notes, finishing strong and dry. This wine offers intense fruit weight, balanced by natural freshness and a bright acid structure – perfect alongside seafood, roasted vegetables or Asian flavours.
RRP $29 | Drink to 2024 | noctonwine.com.au
*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.
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