Wild yeast and oak aged
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.
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.
AromaFragrant 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.
ColourPale straw with a light green tinge.
PalateGently 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.
RegionLenswood, Adelaide Hills.
Variety100% Sauvignon blanc
Oak Maturation1 year on lees in second use French oak barriques
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.
Will develop the mineral character of classically aged flinty Sauvignon over a decade or so. Stelvin ensures its freshness and freedom from taint .
Seafoods; try Barramundi or Moreton Bay bugs
Cool to cold. Best between 5 and 100C.
- 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.