Fairview Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 wines are showing that the vintage is not quite as robust as 2009, the wines are more focussed and generally tighter. The 2010 wines are showing a combination of fruit, minerality and freshness. Overall the wines are softer and more delicate. Anthony de Jager

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Fairview Wines:
Fairview Wines is a boutique vineyard located on the outskirts of Australia's famous Hunter Valley Wine Region. Fairview has spectacular views overlooking the Hunter River to the Mountain Range at Stanhope. The Vineyard and Cellar Door are operated by owners Kate and Greg Searles, who have a great respect for the land, the environment and their consumers. Pests are controlled biologically wher... Read more
Fairview Wines is a boutique vineyard located on the outskirts of Australia's famous Hunter Valley Wine Region. Fairview has spectacular views overlooking the Hunter River to the Mountain Range at Stanhope. The Vineyard and Cellar Door are operated by owners Kate and Greg Searles, who have a great respect for the land, the environment and their consumers. Pests are controlled biologically wherever possible, disease is largely controlled by preventative measures and the soil is improved by mulching with hay, cover crops and worm juice. The vineyard has 6 acres under vine and 3 acres of olives. The wines are hand made by the renowned and highly successful winemaker, Rhys Eather from fruit grown on the Fairview Wines vineyard. Rhys is involved throughout vintage, testing the sugar, acid and flavour of the grapes as they ripen. All our grapes are picked by hand, allowing us to reject any fruit that does not reach our quality standard. The property has had an colourful history. The original farm house was moved to its current location in the 1880's from Greta. The property became an orchard in the early 1900's, later exporting citrus by cold storage to the UK. The property was originally called "Lycullen" changing it's name to Fairview in 1929. From the 1940's the owners raised chickens for egg production to supplement the seasonal income from fruit production. In 1997 the defunct orchard was removed and the first stage of the vineyard was established with plantings of Semillon, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2002 the Cabernet was grafted to Barbera and verdelho was planted. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Fairview Sauvignon Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,100
4.00 5
06/10/2011

Yeasty at first with a perfumed nose that starts off with pineapple notes that with air gain a floral edge and some lovely lemon oil notes with a melon/pumpkin base note. A bit of rs on the leading edge perhaps is smacked by ferociously delicious acidity. This has some nice weight in the mouth with a solid core of rather apply fruit and that wicked acidity that flails around one’s mouth like a razorblade in a hurricane. The finish is fairly long and intense with all that apply goodness edged with a touch of orange and peach. This is one zesty wine and I love it.. A touch simple but exploding with exuberance



Tasting Notes:

Pale colour in the glass. Lively green apple and lemon-lime aromas with a hint of minerality on the nose. Fresh, yet delicate fruit flavours are balanced with fullness on the palate and leads to a citrus burst on the finish.

The 2010 wines are showing that the vintage is not quite as robust as 2009, the wines are more focussed and generally tighter. The 2010 wines are showing a combination of fruit, minerality and freshness. Overall the wines are softer and more delicate. Anthony de Jager

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 3.1 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.5 grams per liter

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