WINE NOTES: Generous, bright aromas of floral citrus, fresh passionfruit, melon, spice and a nettly, crushed herb fragrance. The palate has an appealing breadth, a succulent core of soft citrus and rock melon suggestive of sweetness in spite of being genuinely dry in style? A fine, mineral acidity balances and refreshes this fruit-rich, almost creamy mouthfeel which finishes with a hint of aromatic spice.
AWARDS / REVIEWS / ACCOLADES: “This lively wine was mostly handled in tanks, but 15% of the blend was barrel fermented. Certified organic, it is aromatic and full-bodied (13% alc/vol), with good depth of tropical-fruit and herbaceous flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity and a dry, lingering finish.” Michael Cooper
“The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc combines a vast array of typical Sauvignon Blanc notes into a harmonious whole, from hints of snow peas and cut grass to notes of grapefruit, passion fruit, nectarine and fig. It’s medium-bodied, with concentrated flavors and a lingering, smooth finish.” Joe Czerwinski
VINIFICATION: Organically grown on the Home and Morison Vineyards, the vines are cane pruned to a single fruiting wire to regulate yields below 11 tonnes per hectare. This fruit was machine harvested in several parcels over eight days to ensure a spectrum and balance of flavours. Predominantly tank fermented using a selection of aromatic yeasts, around 15% of high-solids juice was wild fermented in barrel. The savoury, spicy, very textural character of this portion contrasts markedly with the fruity freshness and varietal purity of the tank fermented portion. Largely concealed within the overall blend there is nonetheless an implied layer of texture and dimension which this contributes to the finished wine.