Sutton Grange Fairbank Field Blend 12pk 2019
Established in 1998, a small estate with an original vision as a Thoroughbred facility. In time, a small vineyard was added, farmed organically, with a view to crafting savoury, complex, “bistro style” wines. Pioneers of styles so common now, like their cult-following pale rosé, they are quality driven and highly acclaimed. The vineyard and winery operations are led by Melanie Chester, a star in the making. She joined Sutton Grange by way of Seppelt, so has a very strong hand for central Victorian wines, and has quickly made a mark in the industry through the Young Gun of Wine Awards.
Sutton Grange Fairbank Field Blend 2019
First vintage of this blend was 2017. Fiano and viognier. Picked on the same day but fermented separately.
Two words: weight and texture. Spice aplenty. Savoury, almost saline wine with fresh exotic fruit, melon and slate. Crunchy. More-ish in an adult way. Lovely dry, textural wine.
Rating: 92 Points
Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front