Hints of spiced pears, lemon zest and currants intermingle with an aromatic core of freshly cut white pears and snow pea.
The palate is succulent and finely textured, boasting a viscous apricot acidity and white flower flavour throughout. The pure finish of tangy minerality and lime juice bring this wine to crescendo Knee Deep Vineyard Estate Range of wines show consistency, reliability and outstanding value for single vineyard Margaret River wines.
The growing season started off as perfectly as could be hoped for, with a long, cold and wet winter putting the vines and soils in good stead. Although spring was cool, a good and even budburst led to optimal crop levels and healthy early shoot growth. A consistently cool summer led to even and slow ripening of both whites and reds, resulting in wines of elegance and great fruit purity. Beauty is the order of the day in 2017.
Machine harvested in the cool of the night, cold crushed to Press, where the juice is immediately separated from the skins. Cold settled for 2-3 days, after which the clear juice and light solids are removed from the heavy solids. Fermented in Stainless Steel and in French Oak. Ferment occurs at 12 deg C (cold ferment) in order to preserve freshness. Aged in Stainless Steel & French Oak (25%) on lees for 4 months before bottling. Battonage of barrels and tanks occurs every 2 weeks. French (Allier and Voges forests), 10 - 15% new equivalent.
Maturation Aged in Stainless Steel & French Oak on lees for 4 months before bottling. Battonage of barrels and tanks occurs every 2 weeks. French (Allier and Voges forests), 10 - 15% new equivalent.
Enjoy this wine as an aperitif or with fresh seafood, light chicken dishes, creamy chowders, vegetables and fresh salads.