Sorrenberg is a 2.5 hectare vineyard which is owned by Barry and Jan Morey and situated on the outskirts of Beechworth. It is surrounded by forest on two sides and Stony Creek runs across the back boundary. The family has a tradition of winemaking that goes back over 500 years to the Mosel River in Germany. Barry’s grandfather, Jacob Barzen, emigrated to Australia to work on a family vineyard and winery at Dookie. This vineyard has since been sold and converted back to grazing land. The name Sorrenberg comes from a small vineyard owned by the Barzen family near a town called Reil on the Mosel.

This wine comprises of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. Most of the Sauvignon Blanc fruit had 8 hours skin contact prior to pressing. The Semillon component is crushed and pressed immediately after picking. This wine was 100% barrel fermented with predominantly larger barrels used. All went through natural yeast fermentation. The extended lees contact helps fill out the middle palate and gives this wine the extra dimension it is known for.

Continuing the argument that this is arguably Australia’s best white wine, we have another brilliant, personality-imbued, detailed thing on our hands. The 2018 release is more crystalline and cut, athletic and diamond-edged than 2017 or 2016, though in the tension and velocity of fruit thrust there’s the slip of faint nuttiness, oatmeal, flint, steel and, interestingly, faint green herbs. Beautiful, long, agile and delicious to drink, it’s a wine of incredible pedigree, balance and everything that makes for epic drinking. It’s a tad off the complexity of 2016, but give it some cellar time and watch it sing. Or drink now and just have a damn good time. Alcohol : 13%; Price : $40; Closure : Cork; Drink : 2019 - 2030; Rating: 96+ Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front

 

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SKU 11572
Brand Sorrenberg
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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