Friday, February 19, 2016

Rob Dolan True Colours 2015 Field Blend

This is a little bit "out there" in terms of white blends, but veteran Yarra Valley winemaker Rob Dolan has got his formula spot on. This lovely wine combines flavour and texture and has drinkability with a capital D. It is an unoaked but lees-stirred blend of savagnin (the grape previously believed to be albarino), pinot gris, gewurztraminer and chardonnay from several different Yarra vineyards (meaning it is not a true field blend - but that is nitpicking). A melange of Jura,  Alsace and Burgundy grapes, it somehow just works. It is delightfully floral, fresh and crisp, with hints of Turkish Delight alongside stone fruit vibrancy. I enjoyed more than a couple of glasses. Considerably more. $24.

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