The Barratts operate an absolutely charming cellar door within the confines of their beautiful family home, near Summertown in the Adelaide Hills. Winemaker Lindsay serves the wine himself, while his wife Carolyn is completely adept at preparing delectable platters for visitors.
Assessed a week prior to its release (thanks Lindsay!), Barratt's 2009 Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and inviting, with ripe, tropical fruit aromas of passionfruit and melon underscored by a light grassy tone. It possesses good, zippy, faintly bitter natural acidity, which stimulates the side and back palates, whilst providing the framework for an inner core of cleanly restrained, juicy varietal fruits laced with distinct notes of lemon citrus.
ü Quite a generous, mouthfilling Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc; Barratt's 2009 is bound to please any consumer lucky enough to pick one up. Drink to 2010.