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2022 Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2021
Variety: 100% Sauvignon blanc
Region: Lenswood, Adelaide Hills.


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Lively, tightly structured wine but with a generous, supple mid palate and a fine, long, savoury finish.
Lifted aroma of pear, cut grass and hints of flowers. Fresh, fragrant and complex. Nothing heavy or vegetal.
Pale straw with a light green tinge.
Fresh fruit with a lively, juicy richness on the palate and a lingering, fresh acid edge to the finish. Full, long and delicate.
Oak maturation:
TA (g/L):
Screw cap
Serving suggestion:
Cool to cold. Best between 5 and 10°C.
Food suggestion:
Ideal with seafood but can be enjoyed with a wide range of foods or on its own.
Will develop the character of classically aged Sauvignon with time. Can be enjoyed young and will surprise those who cellar it with its subtlety and complexity.
Crush, destem, gently air bag press. Clear settle juice and cold ferment to dryness. Our approach is to make the wine as naturally as possible with minimal additions. The fresh aromatics of the fruit are retained and, with gentle air bag pressing, harsh extractives are not generated.
The 2022 summer was mercifully free of heat wave extremes. The Heat Degree Days (HDD) for the 3 months of summer was 822 against an average for these months of 790. Total growing season HDD was 1295 which is close to our long term average of 1262. Growing season rainfall was below average at 161mm against our long term average of 275mm. Disease pressure was low. Hand picking occurred in mild weather from the 24th to the 26th of March. This is a return to our normal time of picking. Average harvest date for our Sauvignon is 23rd March. I am seeing harvest dates earlier in recent years. From 1989 to 2006 our average harvest date for Sauvignon was 31st March. From 2007 to 2022 the average date has been the 14th of March. Climate change at work I think. Crop levels were very low at just under 1kg per vine. Part of this is result of the fires and the fact that so much of our vineyard needed to be retrained. However even non fire affected vines yielded only 1.2kg per vine. Normally we harvest about 2.5kg per vine. Our old vines do show the benefits of maturity with good balance of crop and leaf. Our old dry grown vines do show the benefit, I believe, from deep roots sustaining them rather than more shallow ones subject to downpours and dry spells.


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