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2021 Sauvignon Blanc

2021 Sauvignon Blanc

Racy acidity provides the backbone for fresh zesty fruit and intense minerality, supported by subtle oak structure.  Barrel fermentation followed by ageing on lees delivers texture and complexity in this distinctly savoury style Sauvignon Blanc.

 

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SKU: PESB2101ALAU
Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Aging
Up to 3 years
Alcohol %
12
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aroma: Tea leaf, citrus and savoury herbaceous notes, with subtle oak spice Palate: Juicy citrus, gooseberry and savoury herb. Textured and complex with crisp acidity and lasting key lime.
Vineyard Notes
Hillside slopes in the Tamar Valley offer vines some protection from prevailing westerly winds, promoting warm, settled and relatively dry growing condition. Sites around the Tamar Valley are Vertosol (black cracking clay) soils which have excellent water holding capacity, offering a steady supply of moisture and nourishment to the vines throughout the growing season. Vines are grown on Vertical Shoot Positioned (VSP) trellises, which help to expose bunches to the sun, thus achieving optimum ripeness with well-balanced flavours and fine, natural acidity. With the foresight to planting Sauvignon Blanc in Tasmania in 1989 we are now rewarded with stunning concentration and depth of flavours from these pioneering vineyard plantings. Fruit is hand-picked, with selective harvests taking place from mid-March to early April.
Winemaker Notes
Selectively hand picked in the cold morning hours on the West bank of the Tamar. The naturally chilled fruit was gently pressed to give pristine juice for cold settling. This juice was then transferred to barrel, along the light fluffy lees, for fermentation in French oak barriques (50% new). Both wild and inoculated yeast were used in fermentation to add complexity to the wine. The wine was aged in barrel on lees for 6 months prior to bottling.