2016 Latta Moonambel Quartz Bianco

Region:Pyrenees , VIC

Style:Light Bodied

Producer:Eastern Peake

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'Loire-Valley-esque' take on Pyrenees Sauvignon Blanc from the young Owen Latta.
Preservative Free
weird & wonderful

RRP $35.00


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"Latta wines are compelling expressions, from a young mind, executed with experience," says an impressed Mike Bennie in the opening to his review of Owen Latta's 2016 Quartz Bianco. Here's a great example of Owen's explorative winemaking mind. This is a fascinating depiction of Sauvignon Blanc from a quartz riddled vineyard in Moonambel, Pyrenees. It's treated oxidatively, with a long and slow ferment followed by lees contact and full malo-lactic fermentation, and zero SO2 added at any point. It's an exciting wine for those who are exploring the multifaceted nature of Sauvignon Blanc. A Sauv with a hint of sherry/fino character to give you some frame of reference. With 94 points from Mike Bennie, this is one of Victoria's most interesting explorations of the variety.

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"Here’s sauvignon blanc that reminds me of the very best of Loire, especially those who eschew oak influence and look for purity and that sense of minerality. It starts with a scent of green apple, lime and lemon, sea spray, faint hazelnut. It’s sweet-sour-oxidative-minerally in character and glass shard crackling in the palate. Incredible long in flavour and finishes with that delicious lick of saltiness you get with say, fine fino sherry. Ripples along with confidence and energy in the palate. Firm almost, but so refreshing too. Man, this thing is unbelievably good to drink. Compelling drinking. Urgency had me finish the whole bottle." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Fornt)


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