2018 McW 480 Sauvignon Blanc

2018 McW 480 Sauvignon Blanc

Antoine Huray

"Lovely charming nose, nice white fruit and agrum character. Racy acidity with a nice length."

Antoine Huray

Sarah Linhart

"Delicate, green pea, floral notes. Light weight and fresh with crisp acidity."

Sarah Linhart

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Antoine Huray

"Lovely charming nose, nice white fruit and agrum character. Racy acidity with a nice length."

Antoine Huray

Sarah Linhart

"Delicate, green pea, floral notes. Light weight and fresh with crisp acidity."

Sarah Linhart

21% off RRP
$15.99 per bottle
Bottles
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Love it or your money back*
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McWilliam's cool climate, high altitude range (480m is the height above sea level) delivers up plenty of taut drinking wines, with this snappy and dry Sauv so refreshing it could be a cold shower.

Tech stuff

12.5
Tumbarumba
2018
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2022
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

A fresh style showing intense passionfruit and other exotic tropical fruit flavors. The lively acidity & fruit sweetness is spot on coupled with a delicate mineral finish.

How was it made?

Created by the McWilliam’s Wines family, the McW 480 range is a celebration of the high altitude regions of New South Wales. Harvested from vines grown at an average of 480 metres above sea level; fresh, fragrant and vibrant, these cool climate wines are a perfect match to many cuisines.

Individual blocks of Sauvignon Blanc were picked based on flavour ripeness and style. These parcels were gently pressed to ensure minimal colour and phenolic extraction. After gentle fining and settling, the juices were then carefully racked and inoculated with selected yeast strains. Predominately fermented cool between 13-15 degrees in tank for aromatic fruit flavours. A portion was barrel fermented in new and older French oak for texture and length. The wines were then left on natural yeast lees to build texture and complexity. Following maturation the wine was then carefully blended, gently fined and bottled.

Who made it?

The McWilliam’s have been the doyens of the Australian wine industry longer than anyone can remember. Their history now spans over six generations since venturing into wine in 1877. Today, they are one of the largest family owned wine businesses in the country. As well as having McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant in the Hunter Valley, they also have the large Hanwood winery in the Riverina region of New South Wales that has existed since 1916. It is here wine ranges like Hanwood and Lillydale Estate are produced. Recently, McWilliams ventured into the Margaret River after purchasing the Evans and Tate and Catching Thieves brands. Chief Winemaker Corey Ryan and Senior Winemaker Russell Cody dabble in regions around the country such as Coonawarra, Hilltops, Yarra Valley, Tumbarumba and Eden Valley. They produce quality wines ranging from reliable and affordable through to upmarket single vineyard. They also have some fun with fortifieds just to keep things interesting.

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