Savagnin is a versatile white grape varietal primarily grown in the Jura region of France. It can be blended to make a range of wine styles from bone dry to exceptionally sweet. Savagnin is famed for its distinct flavours and aromas, which often include nuances of nut, citrus, and exotic spices.
Harvested from one acre of Savagnin grapes planted in our red clay soils at Red Hill South, our Savagnin started out as an enigma, having been originally planted as what we thought was Albariño. Following a set of tests carried out on the vines, the fruit was discovered to be Savagnin, an error upon importation having led to the confusion. Upon further exploration, our Savagnin only became more enigmatic, appearing to have been cut from the vines of a vineyard in Spain. So, we went to work, creating a unique wine-making process directly serving our mysterious vine.
Savagnin Unique To The Mornington Peninsula
When constructing our particular interpretation of Savagnin, we perfected our vinification techniques to complement the individual qualities of the vine in a style that reflected the Red Hill South vineyard in which it was planted. Situated 3km from Westernport Bay, the cool and wet attributes of the vineyard deliver particularly fertile soils, meaning that the vines exhibit more vigour and demand prudent management. Our Savagnin vines sit on a northerly slope, ideal for releasing the delicate flavours and aromas attributed to the variety.
Our Mornington Peninsula Savagnins are known for their distinctive blend of aromatic freshness and refreshing acidity by blending a medley of notes such as white florals, lemon blossom, lemon juice, slate and wet stone with intricate nuances of sea spray and pepper, forming flavours which are alluring and distinctive.
Relish The Finest Australian Wines
Experience the enigmatic and unique flavour of our Savagnins by sampling our Montalto Savagnin 2022 at a seated tasting in The Cellar Door, open from 11 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week. Bask in its freshness, texture, and beaming acidity before experiencing its long, savoury finish. Relax into a peaceful and unforgettable afternoon with Montalto, and savour our other range of white wines, including Montalto Pinot Gris, Montalto Riesling or Montalto Chardonnay.
Once you’ve tested our sensual selection of wines, you’ll likely want to enquire about the Montalto Wine Club, which delivers your personal selection of our wines direct to you. With our Wine Club, you only have to decide which wines you’d like delivered and how often.
Accompany Award Winning Wines With Exceptional Dining
One of the oldest, largest, and most revered kitchen gardens in Victoria can be found at Montalto, where an extensive array of the produce we serve in The Restaurant and Piazza is grown. Book The Restaurant or The Piazza now and experience a menu showcasing Montalto’s own heirloom produce. Marvel at the breathtaking views across our Red Hill vineyard and the Sculpture Trail while unwinding into a peaceful afternoon filled with distinctive dishes and superb wine.