Freshly cut peach, red currants and lemon grass.
A driving entry of poised acidity and vital tones of white pear and apricot. Coating and crisp, the palate finishes pure and refreshing.
The 2019 vintage required high attention to detail in the vineyard and highlighted the benefit of having four diverse vineyards across the Margaret River region. Weather patterns were inconsistent, presenting challenges in budburst and flowering throughout the winter and spring months. A lack of extreme temperatures in summer and autumn combined with leaf-plucking, shoot thinning and bunch thinning encouraged more even ripening. Nets were essential to protect fruit, with a lack of Marri blossom in the region to distract the bees and birds. The resulting low yields presented fragrant wines with succulent natural acidities.
Sauvignon Blanc is cold pressed; the juice settled and then fermented in stainless steel. We matched a yeast strain specifically to this wine in order to enhance the natural varietal characters of passionfruit and gooseberry. When fermentation was complete, the wine was then aged on its lees with gentle battonage for about a month before bottling in July to retain freshness.
Up to 4 years, however we enjoy it for freshness now.