2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River $25.00
Silver Medal (92 Points) – The Wine Show of Western Australia
After an era of super fruity, overtly savvy Bs, we find ourselves in a time of smartly made reserved versions of this ever vivacious grape – this wine is no exception. Taught acid gives structure to the vibrant stone and tropical fruit. On the nose the wine has a distinctive savory character with soft herbs and delicate fruit. The palate is complex – driven by a nervous tension that is offset by a plentiful amount of bright crunchy fruit. Delicious summer drinking.
Margaret River may well be the home of SSB’s / SBS’s, however in 2019 we continued our quest in showing off a single varietal Sauvignon Blanc that expresses the environment where it comes from.
This vintage, we decided to capture savoury crunchiness combined with tropical hints. The resultant wine is vibrant and crunchy with some oak sophistication.
As our 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is all about capturing the traditional expressions of Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc, the vineyard selection was critical to making a balanced, ultra-fresh style without losing any aromatics and the sophistication.
For this wine we sourced fruit from the Wilyabrup and Karridale sub-regions of Margaret River. These two sub-regions generally allow for additional hang time for flavour development and capture more herbaceous notes as opposed to the tropically driven fruit you get from the far northern sub-regions.
Our 2019 Sauvignon Blanc uses a blend of fruit from the Wilyabrup subregion which displays lovely aromatics and stonefruit on the palate. This base is supported by a portion of cooler climate Karridale fruit providing a balance of crunchiness.
In addition, about 30% of the fruit was barrel fermented and inoculated with a wild yeast strain, to provide a hint of flinty aromatics and some texture.
Pale straw colour with a greenish hue.
On the nose the wine has a distinctive savoury character with soft herbs and delicate fruit.
Sauvignon Blanc has excellent flavour and structure and a good natural balance of acidity and sugar, with crunchy flavours of crisp gooseberry. Our 2019 Sauvignon Blanc uses a blend of fruit from the Wilyabrup and Karridale subregions which display lovely aromatics and stonefruit on the palate.
We aim for minimal intervention to let the fruit express itself, yet there are certain things we do need to maintain the quality and integrity of this wine. We’ve added minimal sulphites to stabilise the wine and ensure its shelf life. It has also been fined with the aid of skim milk products or Isinglass to remove harsh phenolic compounds. We use this method as opposed to other by-products as it is extremely gentle in nature and does not strip flavour nor character from the wine, creating a final, high quality polish.
Drinking Best2019 - 2021