93 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021
Grapes are sourced from vineyards located in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley and the East Coast of the island. This multi-vineyard approach allows for a focus on the strengths of each location and produce a more consistent, crisp and fresh Sauvignon Blanc. Juice was run off skins immediately after pressing and then cold-settled. A small percentage of solids were left for complexity. The wine was fermented in tank under strict temperature control to maximise the integrity and impact of the vibrant fruit flavours.
On a small island cast adrift, a shipwrecked coast is buffeted by the crashing waves of the Southern Ocean. Around a treacherous bend, the mysterious sea relents, and a protected haven comes into view. And it’s here, where vines meet the sea, that we found our home. The Hazards Vineyard is located at the Devil’s Corner Cellar Door with sweeping views down to Moulting Lagoon with the Hazards range of mountains in the background. The maritime location moderates the climate and provides frost protection. The mountains to the west attract most of the rain ensuring excellent grape growing conditions. Devil’s Corner wines are very much a product of our stunning vineyard. The intensity of flavour of Devil’s Corner wines is specific to The Hazards Vineyards, the largest vineyard in Tasmania. The vines are exposed to the elements and we respect the unpredictability and force that being in the wild can bring. Our winemakers are tenacious and creative with a desire to create something special. They aspire to think big, be bold and plant grapes in places others wouldn’t dare.