This Sauvignon Blanc is sourced entirely from the Lubiana small family-owned, certified biodynamic vineyard (Australian Certified Organic: Biodynamic 11317BD). This wine is inspired by the great vineyards of northern Europe, food friendly and displaying a complex mix of aromas and flavours. Ripe exotic/tropical/stone fruit/citrus characters are favoured over herbaceousness. Medium straw with green-gold highlights. Attractive floral/talcum notes. Ripe almost exotic/tropical fruit aromas with frangipani and fig overtones. Smooth, plush palate, again showing ripe fruit characters balanced by refreshing/tangy natural acidity. Despite the absence of oak in its winemaking, the wine is round and well-textured. Good persistence of flavour. It coats the palate. Match with paella, pork terrine, hot smoked salmon, or whole-roasted chicken with lemon and shallots.
Notes provided by Stefano Lubiana.
Stefano Lubiana Wines
Established in 1990, Stefano Lubiana Wines is a small family-owned and operated company that is the island state’s first and only certified biodynamic vineyard. Born in Melbourne, brought up in the Riverland and then settling in Tasmania, Steve Lubiana's life has always been surrounded by vines or wines. With over 20 years of winemaking in Granton he has developed the enviable reputation as one of the most innovative and progressive winemakers in Tasmania. As a fifth generation winemaker he makes some blisteringly good wines, always beautifully drinkable with balance and his signature savouriness. Our 25 ha vineyard, winery & Osteria site overlooks the picturesque Derwent River estuary. We are focused entirely upon producing small quantities of handcrafted wines from grape to glass in the island state’s cool maritime climate. We started our vineyard with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir back in 1991 and through the years have added Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot to name a few. We have established a modern, well equipped, gravity fed winery. Our state-of-the-art onsite facilities enable us to ensure the highest quality is retained at each stage of the process, from grape sorting to bottling and packaging.