A lovely and fuller white wine, thats still refreshing and crisp. After the fantastic year for the vineyards, truly incredible wines really should follow and this is the perfect example.
With its pale straw colour, this wine comes alive when you take in the aromas. They are bright and glorious with tropical fruits, with citrusy zest and grapefruit and ginger. The zesty lemon and lime continues onto the palate, intertwined with the tropical fruits and touches of melon.
Food Match: Light salads, seafood starters, antipasti, grilled white meats
- organic, biodynamic, vegan
grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
sugar: 0 added sugar, residual sugar <2 g
sulphites: contains added sulphites, total sulphites 92 mg/l
2017 was a fantastic year for winemaking in McLaren Vale. We had an extremely wet winter and our vineyards reached full saturation point. Spring brought very consistent fruit set and flowering. The rain continued throughout Summer and mild days with cool nights allowed for a slow ripening season. These conditions resulted in fragrant whites with lower acidity, and elegant reds with very attractive primary fruit flavours and lower alcohols.
The fruit was harvested at night, when sugar and acid equilibrium was optimum. Whole berries were pressed to capture the beautiful, soft fruit flavours. Post press, the juice was settled, followed by rack-off of the clear free-run. The wine was fermented between 12-16 degrees Celsius in stainless steal vats, without any sulphur additions, until the end of fermentation. Light filtration and early bottling helped enhance this soft, fruit driven wine.