2023 Vinework Sauvignon Blanc
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An intriguing expression of Sauvignon Blanc, bright fruit layered with complex textural elements which culminate in a crisp, dry, persistent finish. The lively palate is medium bodied offering tangy citrus characters and crunchy tropical fruits, layered with a bit of creaminess derived from lees stirring.
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The growing season began with a late budburst after a relatively cold winter with reasonable rainfall. The cool, wet spring which followed meant an extended flowering period for early bloomers, but with good fruit-set for most varieties. There was a complete lack of Marri blossom leading up to and during harvest which meant that bird pressure was extreme! The cool, late start to the growing season delayed ripening on most varieties, however the very dry, mild summer which followed offered perfect ripening conditions allowing fruit to retain wonderful natural acidity. All the fruit for this wine is estate grown on our Boodjidup, and Lagan vineyards in the Wallcliffe subregion of Margaret River.
Pale straw with slight green tinge.
The bouquet displays passionfruit, ripe limes, and lemongrass characters. Hints of frangipani, green mango and the subtle influence of oak linger in the background.
The lively palate is medium bodied offering tangy citrus characters and crunchy tropical fruits, layered with a bit of creaminess derived from lees stirring. A lovely sapid wine showing bright fruit layered with complex textural elements and culminating in a crisp, dry, persistent finish.
All the fruit was pressed without any crushing, 85% was cold settled before racked juice was fermented at 15oC in stainless steel tanks using aromatic yeast strains to retain fresh varietal characteristics before being stirred and transferred to seasoned barrels after ferment. 15% of the blend was wild fermented on full solids in new French oak barriques to bring complexity into the blend. All of the different components were regularly lees stirred in barrel for 3 months, to add texture and mouth feel. The wine was then blended stabilised, filtered, and bottled without any fining.