White Wine Livon Sauvignon Blanc 2020. The Livon winery was founded in 1964 by Dorino Livon who sold lumber to afford to buy his first vineyards here in Collio close to Italy’s border with Slovenia. Over the years he purchased additional vineyards to add to the property when he was able, and also built a state-of-the-art winery. Today the estate is still in the hands of the Livon family who now specialise in making quality white wines that offer exceptional value for money. This delicious Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from select vineyards in Dolegna del Collio which grow on clay marl soils. The grapes are carefully harvested by hand to ensure they arrive at the winery in perfect condition. The juice is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to showcase the natural purity and freshness of the Sauvignon Blanc. Before bottling the young wine is aged on the lees for 5 months to add structure and a smooth texture. The nose is bursting with classic Sauvignon aromas like green apple, fresh-cut grass, and herbaceous notes. The first sip reveals a refreshing acidity, light and elegant body, and a balanced finish with subtle mineral notes and lingering orchard fruit flavours.
White Wine Livon Sauvignon Blanc 2020
White Wine Long Shadows Poet’s Leap Riesling 2020. After spending 20 years establishing Chateau Ste. Michelle as a global wine brand and putting Washington State on the map for premium wines, in 2003 Allen Shoup decided to create a brand-new projected focused on the Columbia Valley. Long Shadows is a collaboration with top international winemakers who all bring their own unique vision and talent. The project has already enjoyed considerable success, having been named Winery of the Year” by Food & Wine magazine. This stunning Riesling is inspired by the great white wines of Germany, and specifically the wines of Armin Diel. Fruit is sourced from The Benches in Horse Heaven Hills which provides plentiful minerality and Sagemoor Darms which brings plenty of citrus notes and freshness. The fruit is fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the acidity and aromatics, producing a light, well-balanced wine with lots of character. On the nose expect attractive white floral notes, lemon zest and kumquat, while the first sip reveals a mouthwatering freshness, light body and pure, clean finish. There’s a lingering sensation of vibrancy on the finish and a touch of residual sugar which makes this a great aperitif or match for spicy Asian dishes.
White Wine Man O’ War Sauvignon Blanc 2020. Man O’War winery occupies a stunning setting on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island with some 150 acres of vines planted in remote spots close to the ocean. This creates unique conditions for making wine with plenty of natural freshness and aromatics in their white wines in particular. This crisp Sauvignon Blanc is carefully selected from low yielding vines planted on hilltops which are surrounded by basalt boulders from an ancient volcanic eruption. The volcanic soils, regular ocean breezes and elevation combine to offer ideal growing places for this Sauvignon Blanc. All of the grapes are harvested by hand and gently pressed before being fermented and bottled early in the spring to ensure the wine is as crisp and fresh as possible. Sure to delight lovers of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc, this charming wine is bursting with elegant notes of grapefruit, fresh herbs, and crushed gooseberries. The first sip reveals a vibrant acidity balanced by a rich, smooth texture and lingering citrus notes on the pure and clean finish. It’s a great wine to enjoy as a refreshing aperitif or to pair with grilled fish, sushi, or fresh seafood like oysters.