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2017 Out of Step Willowlake Sauvignon Blanc

Yarra Valley, VIC

Top flight Sauvignon Blanc. One of the benchmarks for the variety in the country.

$28.00

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About

About The Wine

Out of Step take Sauvignon Blanc much more seriously than most, and it's fair to say that they have established themselves as one of the premier producers of the variety in the country.

This particular incarnation is sourced from the renowned Willowlake Vineyard in the Yarra Valley, the 30-year-old vines creating a level of complexity and easy power in this wine that many other Yarra Sauv Blancs simply lack.

It received 95 points from the Halliday Wine Companion making it one of the top Sauvignon Blancs in the country.

This is a top shelf example of the variety with a limited production.

About Out Of Step

Dave Chatfield is the man behind the Out Of Step project.

After working vineyards in the Yarra Valley for years, Dave decided it was time to start his own thing.

The philosophy behind his wines: “To be great it must be real, expressive & honest.”

The wines are made with very little tinkering in the winery, allowing the great vineyards he sources fruit from to shine.

Based in the Yarra Valley, but sourcing fruit from various parts of Victoria, Out Of Step is forging a reputation for serious, eye-catching wines at a great price.

Dave Chatfield, OOS Main man
Dave Chatfield, OOS Main man
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"80% of the fruit pressed to barrel and wild-fermented, the remainder fermented as whole bunches with wild yeast, and pressed to old French barriques, partial mlf, racked and settled prior to bottling, but not fined or filtered. It's certainly not an exercise in overbearing varietal expression, savoury, grassy, tropical fruit characters are there, woven into an overall impression on the bouquet and palate of minerally, flinty vinosity as the wine's real personality. Silky texture and superfine natural acidity help persuade you to go back for another taste, or another glass." - Steven Creber (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Site: Willowlake Vineyard, Gladysdale (Yarra Valley), Victoria.

Winemaking: Hand picked. 80% of the fruit pressed to barrel and then wild yeast fermented and matured in 5% new/95% used French oak barriques and hogsheads. The remaining 20% of the fruit was wild fermented as whole bunches in 2 separate batches, one for 5 days & the other for 10, then pressed to old French barriques. Partial MLF, racked & blended, settled (but not fined or filtered) and then into bottle. No additions other than sulphur dioxide.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Willowlake Vineyard
Willowlake Vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
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