Our 2012 Woodside Savagnin was made entirely from fruit grown at our Bowral Vineyards in the Southern Highlands. 50% of the juice was fermented in 6 year old French oak barrels and blended back with the tank portion. The nose shows apple and almond aromas with older oak character coming through. The palate is soft and textural, with lovely balance. A very easy wine to drink, pairing well with summer seafood and salads. Drink now to 2015.
"And finally, the Centennial Woodside Savagnin, from Bowral: I really like this wine. I'm quite impressed by the fresh, appetising, pure-fruit wines that quite a few Australian wineries are making with this obscure grape, but Centennial's adds an extra layer of complexity to its flavour without sacrificing its refreshing properties. Bravo, winemaker Tony Cosgriff and owner John Large."
Huon Hooke, http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/drink/nsw-wine-awards-2013-20131102-2wssd.html