Another in the line of fine, complex savoury Sauvignons from our old dry grown vines.
Crop levels of 2.4kg/vine were close to our long term average. It was another early ripening year with full flavour development . Hand picking occurred in cool weather on the 5th and 6th of March. Heat degree day summation for the year was 1250 putting it close to our long term average of 1270 Heat Degree Days (HDD). Our vines are now 28 years old and show the benefits of maturity with good balance of crop and leaf plus more stable crops.
A significant rain event occurred between the 7th and 12th of January with 63mm of rain which helped our dry grown vines.
Lively, tightly structured wine but with a generous, supple mid palate and a fine, long, savoury finish.
AromaLifted aroma of pear, cut grass and hints of flowers. Fresh, fragrant and complex. Nothing heavy or vegetal.
ColourPale straw with a green tinge.
PalateFresh fruit with a lively juicy richness on the palate and a lingering, fresh acid edge to the finish. Full, long and delicate.
Crush, destem, gently air bag press. Clear settle juice and cold ferment to dryness. Our approach is to retain the fresh aromatics of the fruit and not to generate any harsh extractives which produce coarseness on the palate.
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.
Most seafood, especially SA King George whiting.
Cool to cold. Best between 5 and 10 deg C. Ideal with seafood but can be enjoyed with a wide range of foods or on its own.