Latta Moonambel Quartz Bianco Non Dos, 2017 Pyrenees, Victoria
Serious yet vibrant/delicious sauvignon blanc from a single site, picked over several weeks, pressed and then all matured on lees for ten months. No additives aside very small sulphur addition (15 ppm, for number crunchers), and my word this is fresh feeling and taut. More beautiful wine from Owen Latta, and more, again, reflective of just how darn talented he is (and how evidently good his vineyard sources are).
Superb drinking experience here, showing some great character as it opens from ice cold out of fridge to hours later. Decant, is a good idea. Shows green apple, faint salted caramel, sweet lemon and honeysuckle fragrance. The palate is tight but shows a juiciness too, more green apple, chalky mineral licks, some tonic water bitter-sweetness and a long, drawn out, tangy-acidity finish that refreshes to the max. A sense of ‘precision’ too, with its firm edges and dart-shaped thrust through the mouth. Totally great.
Rated : 94 Points