Vintage
2009
pH
2.98
Alcohol
13.3
TA
7.9

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Overview

Wild yeast and oak aged


Vintage Description

Vintage 2009, like 2005, was perfect for ripening and flavour development. Mild conditions, modest crops, healthy vines and contributed to early picking of fully ripe grapes. Harvest occurred in the third week of March with beautiful naturally ripe flavours and excellent acid levels.


Assessment

Complexity, fragrance and understated power combined with a lingering savoury aftertaste are the features of this wine. An understated wine for those who appreciate finesse,  fine texture and subtle richness.
Similar in style to our 05. A wine for ageing and for food.


Aroma

Fragrant and subtle. Mineral notes as well as  florals and esters. Some creamy, lanolin notes. Elusive, rich yet understated Much less aromatically fruity than the conventional Sauvignon Blanc.

Colour

Pale straw with a light green tinge.

Palate

Gently flavoured with the characters apparent on the nose carrying through to the palate. Ripe fruit with a  rich middle palate and a  lingering mineral finish with a lively acidity.

Region

Lenswood, Adelaide Hills.

Variety

100% Sauvignon blanc

Oak Maturation

1 year on lees in second use French oak barriques

Winemaking

Crush, destem, gently air bag press. Rack settled juice with some solids to barrel and allow to begin ferment naturally with indigeneous yeast.  Ferment to dryness with no temperature control. Leave on yeast lees with some stirring. SO2 added post ferment to protect against oxidation.  The aim was to produce a wine, reflective of ts vineyard origin, with as little intervention as possible.No fining other than a small amount of bentonite for protein stabilisation.


Cellaring

Will develop the  mineral character of classically aged flinty Sauvignon over a decade or  so. Stelvin ensures its  freshness and freedom from taint . 


Food Suggestion

Seafoods; try Barramundi or Moreton Bay bugs


Serving Suggestion

Cool to cold. Best between 5 and 100C.


Closure

Stelvin

Reviews

  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2012

    This is the 'other' Weaver Sauvignon Blanc, wild-fermented in French oak barriques and given 12 months lees contact. No acid was added nor was the wine fined. A striking contrast to all other Australian Sauvignon Blancs, that delivers great complexity and equally great intensity.It also has greater longevity than otherSauvignon Blancs.