Crouchen Riesling has been a stalwart in the Australian wine industry since the early 1970s and the Crouchen Sauvignon Blanc brings an exciting new twist to this long time favourite. This wine should be served well chilled and enjoyed when young and fresh.
Recommended food pairings: Crouchen Sauvignon Blanc is fantastic with an Asian style broth infused with lemongrass, coriander and a hint of chilli. Or why not try it with marinated chicken salad or pan fried trout with a squeeze of lemon.
Growing Conditions: Crouchen is a white grape variety which originated in the South West of France but due to growing difficulties in the region, is no longer planted in any quantity. However, it can now be found in parts of South Africa and Australia where it is a vigorous variety, producing a wine of flavour and body with enticing hints of ripe melon and a delicate finish. Sauvignon Blanc white grape variety originating in the picturesque central west of France, where it is responsible for the aromatic, deeply flavoured dry whites. Although a relative newcomer to Australia, it has settled well into its new environs, producing wines of depth, pungency, elegance and balanced freshness, especially when grown in areas enjoying cool ripening conditions like the King Valley of north east Victoria.
Winemaker: Geoff Alexander
Winemaking notes: This wine is a blend of 60% Crouchen and 40% Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The fruit was harvested in mid March at a range of baumé levels from 11.5 to 11.9. It was bottled soon after fermentation was complete with an alcohol of 11.0%, a pH of 3.13 and an acid level of 6.4g/L.
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