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Lauren Langfield Norton Summit Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Updated: Mar 9, 2022


Adelaide Hills, SA

Lauren Langfield Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Lauren Langfield has a pretty impressive resume. She studied winemaking in New Zealand, with a focus on biodynamics and organics before moving to Australia 10 years ago to start a consultancy company, which she left to manage Bill Downie's vineyard in Victora. But wait - there's more! After moving to Adelaide Hills she become the assistant winemaker at BK Wines and helped out at Gentle Folk too. Now, she's the head winemaker at Orbis. It was only a matter of time, I suppose, before she started her own label.

The tech notes on this look pretty interesting. This Sauvignon Blanc saw malolactic fermentation and time in oak. Essentially, a Sav Blanc made like a Chardonnay. What could go wrong? Not a lot, it seems.

It's fragrant. It's very fragrant. Don't get me wrong, this isn't an explosion of aromas - it's a gentle mist of green mango, pineapple, passion fruit, vanilla cream and rolled oats. As it opens there is a bit of mandarin skin and pine needles too. They all go round and round, but like a gentle kaleidoscope of butterflies. The palate is soft and creamy, with faint passion fruit, melon, kiwi fruit and meringue. It's got a really nice pavlova vibe going on, to be honest, with a nice cleansing grapefruit acidity on the end. I'm trying to think about what I would change about it, and not a lot comes to mind. It's a wine of restraint and of grace. It's Savvy, but not like you know it. If this is the future, the future looks bright. Solid work.

Rating: ★★★★

Classic, Weird or Funky? Tough one! If you like your Fume styles you'll be set.

Have it with? This is pretty food friendly. Go with delicate, herbaceous flavours here.

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