Grassy, citrus and gooseberry tropical fruit characters, texture and complexity are added by barrel fermentation in old oak, and balanced by clean acidity.
There are some great Sauvignon Blanc’s in the Yarra Valley. They tend to fall in one of two directions both of which make brilliant, but quite different wines. One way is to showcase the fruits characters and zippy acidity of the grapes that the cool climate facilitates. The alternative or playing around with it to create a more styled wine using techniques more commonly associated it Chardonnays.
For me, this Sauv Blanc does a great job walking down the middle of the two paths. Tropical fruits are prominent, yet the barrel fermentation in old oak brings a lay of depth and texture to the wine to add dimension. Its a brilliant Sauv Blanc that all wine drinkers will appreciate.
2017 Vintage. 12.5% alc/vol. 750ml Bottles.