Saturday, April 9, 2016

Ottelia 2015 Mount Gambier Sauvignon Blanc

For a couple of decades, John Innes was the highly respected winemaker at Rymill in Coonawarra. Then he and his wife Melissa opened an excellent little restaurant and pizza bar in an old school house called Fodder in Coonawarra township. Fodder now shares its space with the Ottelia cellar door because John is back in the winemaking game, sourcing fruit from around the Limestone Coast region (Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Mount Benson and Mount Gambier), for a tidy little range. I particularly enjoyed this; very lively, very crisp and very drinkable with lip-smacking passionfruit and grapefruit flavours, flinty minerality and refreshing cool-climate acidity. $22.

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