Classic lifted semillon and sauvignon blanc aromas. Lemon/lime,
gooseberry, pine needles, green mango and passion fruit with distinctive
Intensely flavoured, pristine fruit with a clean and zippy palate.
Fresh fruit flavours of lemon, passionfruit and pineapple. The palate is long
and lingering with a tight acidic backbone and clean dry finish.
Vintage 2017 is over, and what a long, and strange, one it was.
Every vintage is different; lessons learned from the previous year don’t
always help the following year.
The 2017 vintage started late, two to three weeks later than the preceding
couple of years. Early ripening varieties such as Chardonnay were harvested
at the end of February through the first half of March. The reason for this
was the mild, cool spring weather experienced all across the southern part
of the state. This can be quite beneficial as cool ripening conditions helps
maintain the fresh, bright aromas of these early white varieties. Varieties
like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from 2017 are quite stunning in their
liveliness and flavour at relatively low alcohol levels.
The wine is unwooded, with fermentation occurring in
stainless steel tanks and then bottled at an early age. A low temperature,
protective regime was adopted during its production, thereby preserving
the finer fruit characters of these aromatic varieties.
Brilliant appearance, pale straw with green hues.