Due to work commitments last night was my belated Birthday meal and we decided that we wanted happy Summer memories from January in Tasmania. This meant Scallop Pie and with that we had Devils Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2017 which we tasted at the vineyard and really enjoyed its green flavours. This bottle came from Loki Wine, Birmingham on a recent shopping trip.
In the glass this wine has a clear green tinged golden colour with good legs.
On the nose are primary flavours of sweet cherry, ripe gooseberry, papaya, pineapple, strawberry, coriander, parsley and freshly cut grass. Secondary flavours consisted of bread dough, and a rice pudding creaminess.
On tasting there is good mouthfeel predominantly focused on the tongue. The initial astringency giving way to a tart gooseberry & strawberry sweetness. There is a mild warming burn with lasting sweetness flavours, a hint of ginger spice before a pleasant parsley green finish.
I’m so glad that the green flavours we had in January still came through strongly tonight. This really is a good wine and went extremely well with the Scallop Pie. I wish the Society could stock a bit more of the Devil’s Corner range such as this wine and maybe even their Resolution Wines which offer a better ageing potential.