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Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday has a career that spans over 40 years, but he is most widely known for his witty and informative writing about wine. James is an unmatched authority on every aspect of the wine industry, from the planting and pruning of vines through to the creation and marketing of the finished product. He as written a number of books and his Australian Wine Companion contains information about wineries and tasting notes. His website has more than 60,000 tasting notes. Bou-saada has a number of wines available that have been rated by James Halliday.

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  • 2008 FUME BLANC

    • Wonderful aromas of smokey honey and mandarin abound on the nose of this wine which is a gorgeous light gold colour.  The wine has rested in french oak for nine months with occasional lees stirring creating a subtle creamy mouth feel enhancing the flavours of mandarin and stone fruit.  Light acidity and a mid length palate make this a delicate and elegant wine.  Great matched with cheese.
    • $22/bottle  $264/dozen
This wine would appeal to the connoiseur who understands how rare this wine is in Australia. Bou-saada’ s First Fruits Fume Blanc is grown, made and bottled in Mittagong and would be a wonderful gift genuinely representative of the Southern Highlands produce.

Fume Blanc was first used as a wine name by Napa Valley’s Mondavi Winery in 1968. Mondavi had been offered a crop of particularly good Sauvignon Blanc grapes by a grower. At that time the variety had a poor reputation in California, but Mondavi recalled enjoying French Pouilly-Fume, a Sauvignon Blanc-based wine from France’s Loire Valley. Also, “blanc fume” is the local name of a white fog from the river below that envelops the Loire. Looking for a “new label”, Mondavi Americanized the name.
Robert Mondavi oak-aged Sauvignon Blanc was released under the name Fume Blanc in 1968 and became an immediate success, and the name was later officially accepted as a synonym for Sauvignon Blanc. This was at least in part due to the fact that Mondavi deliberately did not trademark the name, instead encouraging other wineries to create their own versions. – Wikipedia 2007

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