Lemon grass, white pear and a touch of brioche introduce an elegant and focused wine.
Fine lines of pure white fruit tannin and bristling natural acidity merge to form a lengthy and flavoursome palate, laced with hints of gooseberries, meringue and white stone fruit.
Warmer than average Spring temperatures got the season off to an early start. The sustained warm, dry, sunny weather through January and February allowed the fruit to ripen steadily with no risk of disease. A cooler front brought rainfall at the end of February and slowed things down, providing excellent ripening and softening of tannins with great flavour development. The perfect ripening conditions resulted in a 2020 vintage of outstanding fruit quality with great concentration and mouth-watering levels of natural acidity.
Sauvignon Blanc fruit was harvested in the early hours of the morning and immediately cold crushed to press, where the juice was separated from the skin. The juice was cold settled for 2-3 days before being racked and fermented in stainless steel and new French oak barrels (20%). The oaked portion was combined with the portion in stainless steel after fermentation, where the wine was matured on the fine lees with bâttonage occurring fortnightly for 5 months. The wine received a light fining prior to filtration and was then bottled with all-natural acidity.