Aussie Young Guns: White

$175.00 excl. GST

Aussie Young Guns: White presents a look at lesser-known varieties & blends in celebration of the diversity and emerging powerhouses in the Australian wine industry.

  • Sentio Blanc | Savagnin, Arneis
  • L.A.S. Vino ‘F#%k Him’ | Chenin Blanc
  • Yangarra Estate | Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc

Sentio Blanc

What — Savagnin, Arneis
Where — North East Victoria, Australia
When — 2016

Sweet pears, fresh fennel and delicate floral notes. Textural grip with a salty saline tang over a long finish.

+ Read More

Chris Catlow began Sentio in 2013, after seven vintages of working on the Mornington Peninsula combined with a further five vintages of working with superstar producer, Benjamin Leroux in Burgundy. His time with Ben Leroux drove him to explore individual sites as his main focus for Sentio, with a number of single vineyard Chardonnays as his main focus.

Complementing his exploration of exceptional sites across Victoria, Chris discovered a selection of vines closer to his home in Beechworth, north-east of Victoria, from which he produced his Blanc, a blend of wines that evolves each year. The 2016 is a blend of 90% Savagnin and 10% Arneis – varieties rarely seen together with their respective homes of the Jura, France and Piedmont, Italy. Here, they present a balancing act against each other’s expressive styles. Arneis’ floral aromatics and light nuttiness counter Savagnin’s inherent texture and grip to create a wine with incredible texture that is perfect for pairing with white meats and fresh seafood. 

Having been recognised as an Australian ‘Young Gun of Wine’ Finalist, Chris’s wines are not to be overlooked as his presence continues to grow.

 

Only 1 left in stock

L.A.S. Vino 'F#%k Him' Chenin Blanc

What — Chenin Blanc
Where — Margaret River, Western Australia
When — 2019

Pink grapefruit & passionfruit with notes of passiona & pavlova sitting atop a fresh lime acidity.

+ Read More

Born with winemaking pedigree from Margaret River royalty, Nic Peterkin comes from the lineage of icons Pierro and Cullen, which naturally spelled his destiny to work with grapes. Forging a different path outside of the family’s estates, Nic aims to challenge the status quo in one of the country’s most highly regarded wine producing regions. He largely eschews the traditional varieties of Margaret River in favour of alternatives which he believes suit the climate and conditions, such as Touriga Nacional, Sousao and Chenin Blanc. 

The F#%k Him Chenin Blanc is Nic’s not so shy expression of his feelings towards a certain US president. In his own words, “our wine is made in Margaret River, Australia, with vines imported from France, watered by Israeli irrigation and tended to by an American tractor. It’s made with grapes picked by a group of Irish, German, Estonian and Korean travelers under the supervision of a South African. Those grapes are pressed with a Swiss press using an Italian pump, while the juice is transferred into French oak by a Hungarian Canarian and then bottled with the help of a lesbian. The wine is sealed with a cork from Portugal and wax from the Czech Republic and placed into boxes made in China. This was written with a program downloaded from India with a label designed by a legend in the USA and proofread by an Eurasian Australian woman in New York. Our wine is exported to Singapore, Sweden, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai and the U.K., and drank by those wanting to bring friends together from all countries, ethnicities, sexes, sexualties and religions! The flavour inside this bottle attests: we are more than where we come from.” 

Not merely a marketing grab, the wine sees the same attention as any under the L.A.S Vino label with a natural ferment in older French oak, where it stayed for 14 months with regular lees stirring to build texture. 

L.A.S. (Luck Art Science) Vino is one of the most promising ‘new guards’ coming from Australia, with quality wines that challenge the paradigm and expectations from the region. Known to be unafraid to speak his mind and make his thoughts known on a number of topics, Nic’s wines similarly speak of their own personality and presence. 

 

Only 1 left in stock

Yangarra Estate Blanc

What — Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc
Where — McLaren Vale, South Australia
When — 2020

A combination of texture, fruit power and elegance. A touch of buttery notes, with ripe stone fruit flavours over light spices and a fresh citrus kick.

+ Read More

In a region often only seen for its red wines, McLaren Vale is undergoing a renaissance and further exploration outside of just Shiraz. The excitement around grapes that are synonymous with the Rhône Valley of France such as Grenache and the exploration of other varieties such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Yangarra has truly challenged the paradigm one step further with their Estate Blanc being a blend of the lesser seen white grape varieties of the iconic south Rhône region.

The 2020 is a blend of Grenache Blanc (60%), Roussanne (17%), Clairette (10%), Picpoul (8%) and Bourboulenc (3%), and represents the first ever Australian example of this Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc-style blend. The varieties are largely heat resilient and, as with all of the Yangarra estate, are farmed biodynamically on their higher altitude single vineyard in McLaren Vale. This wine is based on the simplicity of winemaking, showcasing the fresh and crunchy style these varieties provide. The juice was fermented in 675-litre ceramic eggs and older French oak barriques, with no acid or sulphur additions and regular lees stirring for 4 months before bottling. 2020 may not hold the fondest of memories for many, however McLaren Vale was largely spared from the fires and resulting smoke taint  that ravaged many in the state. The hot spring resulted in incredibly low yields, which translated through to increased concentration in the grapes, brightness of fruit and retention of natural acidity. An example of a wine from a challenging vintage with a truly unique and pioneering place in the Australian wine world. 

In stock

In stock

SKU: Aussie Aussie Aussie White Category: Tag:
 

Description

An Aussie Young Guns Series for Australia Day

This year’s Australia Day won’t be quite the same as years past, so we’re shaking things up a bit with a few lesser-known (but damn delicious) packs to keep you entertained. Ranging from unique blends to emerging varietals, the diversity in the Australian wine world has never been more exciting than it currently is. Here, we shine a spotlight on some bottles challenging the paradigm of what you may expect from the land down under.

Additional information

Bundle Type

Wine Type

Varietal

, ,

Country

Style

, ,

Flavour Notes

, , , ,

Flavour Intensity

,

Sentio Blanc

What — Savagnin, Arneis
Where — North East Victoria, Australia
When — 2016

Sweet pears, fresh fennel and delicate floral notes. Textural grip with a salty saline tang over a long finish.

+ Read More

Chris Catlow began Sentio in 2013, after seven vintages of working on the Mornington Peninsula combined with a further five vintages of working with superstar producer, Benjamin Leroux in Burgundy. His time with Ben Leroux drove him to explore individual sites as his main focus for Sentio, with a number of single vineyard Chardonnays as his main focus.

Complementing his exploration of exceptional sites across Victoria, Chris discovered a selection of vines closer to his home in Beechworth, north-east of Victoria, from which he produced his Blanc, a blend of wines that evolves each year. The 2016 is a blend of 90% Savagnin and 10% Arneis – varieties rarely seen together with their respective homes of the Jura, France and Piedmont, Italy. Here, they present a balancing act against each other’s expressive styles. Arneis’ floral aromatics and light nuttiness counter Savagnin’s inherent texture and grip to create a wine with incredible texture that is perfect for pairing with white meats and fresh seafood. 

Having been recognised as an Australian ‘Young Gun of Wine’ Finalist, Chris’s wines are not to be overlooked as his presence continues to grow.

 

Only 1 left in stock

L.A.S. Vino 'F#%k Him' Chenin Blanc

What — Chenin Blanc
Where — Margaret River, Western Australia
When — 2019

Pink grapefruit & passionfruit with notes of passiona & pavlova sitting atop a fresh lime acidity.

+ Read More

Born with winemaking pedigree from Margaret River royalty, Nic Peterkin comes from the lineage of icons Pierro and Cullen, which naturally spelled his destiny to work with grapes. Forging a different path outside of the family’s estates, Nic aims to challenge the status quo in one of the country’s most highly regarded wine producing regions. He largely eschews the traditional varieties of Margaret River in favour of alternatives which he believes suit the climate and conditions, such as Touriga Nacional, Sousao and Chenin Blanc. 

The F#%k Him Chenin Blanc is Nic’s not so shy expression of his feelings towards a certain US president. In his own words, “our wine is made in Margaret River, Australia, with vines imported from France, watered by Israeli irrigation and tended to by an American tractor. It’s made with grapes picked by a group of Irish, German, Estonian and Korean travelers under the supervision of a South African. Those grapes are pressed with a Swiss press using an Italian pump, while the juice is transferred into French oak by a Hungarian Canarian and then bottled with the help of a lesbian. The wine is sealed with a cork from Portugal and wax from the Czech Republic and placed into boxes made in China. This was written with a program downloaded from India with a label designed by a legend in the USA and proofread by an Eurasian Australian woman in New York. Our wine is exported to Singapore, Sweden, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai and the U.K., and drank by those wanting to bring friends together from all countries, ethnicities, sexes, sexualties and religions! The flavour inside this bottle attests: we are more than where we come from.” 

Not merely a marketing grab, the wine sees the same attention as any under the L.A.S Vino label with a natural ferment in older French oak, where it stayed for 14 months with regular lees stirring to build texture. 

L.A.S. (Luck Art Science) Vino is one of the most promising ‘new guards’ coming from Australia, with quality wines that challenge the paradigm and expectations from the region. Known to be unafraid to speak his mind and make his thoughts known on a number of topics, Nic’s wines similarly speak of their own personality and presence. 

 

Only 1 left in stock

Yangarra Estate Blanc

What — Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc
Where — McLaren Vale, South Australia
When — 2020

A combination of texture, fruit power and elegance. A touch of buttery notes, with ripe stone fruit flavours over light spices and a fresh citrus kick.

+ Read More

In a region often only seen for its red wines, McLaren Vale is undergoing a renaissance and further exploration outside of just Shiraz. The excitement around grapes that are synonymous with the Rhône Valley of France such as Grenache and the exploration of other varieties such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Yangarra has truly challenged the paradigm one step further with their Estate Blanc being a blend of the lesser seen white grape varieties of the iconic south Rhône region.

The 2020 is a blend of Grenache Blanc (60%), Roussanne (17%), Clairette (10%), Picpoul (8%) and Bourboulenc (3%), and represents the first ever Australian example of this Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc-style blend. The varieties are largely heat resilient and, as with all of the Yangarra estate, are farmed biodynamically on their higher altitude single vineyard in McLaren Vale. This wine is based on the simplicity of winemaking, showcasing the fresh and crunchy style these varieties provide. The juice was fermented in 675-litre ceramic eggs and older French oak barriques, with no acid or sulphur additions and regular lees stirring for 4 months before bottling. 2020 may not hold the fondest of memories for many, however McLaren Vale was largely spared from the fires and resulting smoke taint  that ravaged many in the state. The hot spring resulted in incredibly low yields, which translated through to increased concentration in the grapes, brightness of fruit and retention of natural acidity. An example of a wine from a challenging vintage with a truly unique and pioneering place in the Australian wine world. 

In stock

In stock

You may also like…