GW-Sauvignon-Blanc

$25.00

Vintage
2015
pH
3.10
Alcohol
13.8%
TA
6.5g/l

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Overview

Another in the line of fine, complex  savoury Sauvignons from our old dry grown vines.


Vintage Description

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.


Assessment

Lively, tightly structured  wine but with a generous, supple mid palate and a fine, long, savoury finish. 


Aroma

Lifted aroma of pear, cut grass and hints of flowers. Fresh, fragrant and complex. Nothing heavy or vegetal.

Colour

Pale straw with a green tinge.

Palate

Fresh fruit with a lively juicy richness on the palate and a lingering, fresh acid edge to the finish. Full, long and delicate.

Region

Lenswood

Variety

Sauvignon Blanc

Oak Maturation

None

Winemaking

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.


Cellaring

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. 


Food Suggestion

Most seafood, especially SA King George whiting.


Serving Suggestion

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.


Closure

Screw cap