Sauvignon Blanc "sur lie" 2017
2017 brought a challenging vintage, with some rare stints of rain, our low yield philosophy certainly paid off and we picked healthy grapes bursting with flavour before any rain touched them.
Such purity in the fruit allowed for an extended cold maceration to extract the wonderful flavours. After gentle pressing the must was transferred into 500 lt French oak puncheons (30% new) where the wild yeast fermentation naturally started. The wine was then left on the lees with regular stirring to provide silkiness, complexity and depth and had time to mature over 15 months before we bottled this nectar. This wine is not cold stabilized and is unfined with only light filtration to retain the beautiful aromas with a low sulpur addition. Natural sediments may show but do not impact on the high quality of this natural wine.
A refined, refreshing and cumbersome palate, beautifully lifted aromatics with a dance of dried flowers, light white peach, and a touch of exotic fruits. The dry and full bodied palate evolves into uplifting citrus notes, leaving a refreshing but weighted mouth with great vigour and persistence from start to finish. A harmonious expression of Sauvignon Blanc, reminiscent of a truly mouth-watering graves with class and composure.
|Varieties||90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillion|
10 years if kept at constant temperature under 14 degree Celsius