As we near the end of another year, let us celebrate with a fine bottle of wine. Throughout the final days of 2017, we’ll be featuring our reviewers’ Best Of list. The 2015 vintage was hyped nearly from the beginning, and the wines are certainly excellent. It looks as if the 2016s will be even better when the top wines begin to trickle out next year. Tasted only a week after bottling, this was already singing when I tasted it at the winery in early September.
The Mornington Peninsula is where the residents of Australia’s second-largest city go to escape. It’s also a renowned wine region, with an emphasis on cool-climate varieties like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These wines are rarely exported, so a visit to Mornington is often the only way to sample a broad range. Most of the wineries and vineyards are small—two thirds of the region’s 150 vineyards are less than 10 acres—which makes encounters with owners or winemakers more likely during visits.
There’s no mistaking the pungency and immediacy of Sauvignon Blanc. With its bold, direct flavors, generally unimpeded by oak, the variety—especially as expressed in New Zealand—has claimed legions of fans over the past 20 years. Now, American sales of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc are booming, up by double digits in each of the past three years, compared to modest single-digit growth in overall wine consumption.
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