Raidis Estate The Kelpie Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Coonawarra

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Raidis Estate The Kelpie Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Coonawarra
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Just to be clear, the Kelpie in question here is the Australian sheepdog, not the mythical shape-shifting water spirit of Scottish legend. And Coonawarra isn't the first place you'd think of in Australia when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc wines either.

However, if crisp, mouth-wateringly refreshing Sauvignon Blanc is something that you enjoy, we'd urge you to delve a little deeper than your usual New Zealand suspect and give Australian Sauvignon a go. It's got all those herbaceous and gooseberry elements you'd expect, thanks to blending grapes from different blocks at different stages of ripeness.

Fine Australian Sauvignon Blanc from a corner of the southern hemisphere you've probably never tasted before.

You've got to love Raidis Estate's motto: 'Handcrafted wines to be shared with good food and great friends'. That's surely what the enjoyment of good wine is all about, isn't it?
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Percentage Alcohol

12.0

Region

Coonawarra

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc

Country

Australia

Style

ArrayCrisp Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayGoats' Cheese, Thai, White Fish

Vegan

Vegan

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The Producer

Take one Greek family, transport them to Australia's Coonawarra, and you have Raidis Estate. Parents Chris and Fran took to growing tomatoes, lettuces, and strawberries, just like their ancestors had done for generations back in Greece.

Of course, a few vines would've been essential to make wine for friends and family, but it wasn't until son Steve really expanded the vineyards in the early 1990s that wine as a business became a reality.

Situated on the northern edge of Penola, the Raidis Estate winery celebrates all that's important about sharing great wines with great food.

Winemaking

Citing the oft-said mantra that you can only produce great wines from exceptional quality grapes, Raidis put great emphasis on how they manage their vineyards. After grapes have been hand-selected for the wines, their goat herd is allowed into the vineyard to finish off any grapes.

The goats eat the weeds and grass throughout the winter, so saving the need to spray or cut during the period. There is no formula to the winemaking at Raidis. Instead, they prefer to be consistent, but that vintage variation is part of wine's special appeal.

The Region

Coonawarra is, along with Margaret River, Australia's most famous cool-climate wine region, particularly noted for their Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Key to the Coonawarra's lofty status in Australian wine are the special terra rossa soils.

This vibrantly red earth strip (iron oxide is responsible for the colour) is just a kilometre wide and runs for 12 kms northwest through the Coonawarra region, making it some of the most prized wine real estate in all Australia.

Here Sauvignon Blanc is less pungent than you’ll find in cooler regions in Australia.

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Chilean Fish Stew

Pair rich fish stews with vibrant, zesty whites such as our Australian Sauvignon Blanc, The Kelpie, which has enough fruit flavour to balance out the punchy garlic, herbs and tomatoes.
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Crab Cakes

The delicate crab meat calls for a smooth, fruity, floral white or rosé which doesn't overpower the meat - try Southern French rosés with good weight of fruit or a New World Sauvignon, such as The Kelpie from the red soils of Coonawarra.
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Pea And Goats Cheese Risotto

Risottos pair well with both reds and whites so consider the other ingredients when choosing a wine match. The sweet peas and salty goats cheese call for a vibrant white with lots of fruit flavour - try northern Italian or southern hemisphere whites such as South Australian whites.
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