VARIETY AND STYLE
Jurassic Terrace Sauvignon Blanc is only made in years when the grapes are optimal. Excellent fruit quality and associated vintages were harvested and released in 2010, 2011 and 2012. None was made in 2013 and the 2014 is currently maturing on lees. The style results from low cropping (7-8t/ha) vines that are pruned to single arched canes, hand-harvested ripe fruit, prolonged lees-ageing with lees stirring and cellar-ageing after bottling. As at November 2014 the 2010 wine is available only in very limited volumes and the 2011 is soon to be released. Most days in the cellar door we hear - 'Wow that's different', and/or, 'I am a Chardonnay drinker and I dont like Sauvignon Blanc, but can I have two bottles of this one please?!'
According to Sam Kim (Wine Orbit review June 2011) - it was -
'... displaying classic aromas of passionfruit, feijoa, lime and capsicum. The palate is nicely fruited and lively with good acidity and a lingering finish. A pleasant drinking Sauvignon with appealing flavours'.
And Bill Armstrong (Vintner at Epoch Wines, Paso Robles, California - in 2012) -
'Your Jurassic Terrace Sauvignon Blanc (2010) is more Sancerre than a French Sancerre'!
Since then, winery restaurants that stock this wine have commented that it is 'getting better all the time' - another advantage of lees ageing. However, good things do not last and this wine has sold out!