This wine is deliberately made as a Sauvignon Blanc dominant style. The Semillon acts in support, giving some weight and consistency to the style. The lifted aromatic qualities of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes are evident in this wine.
This wine is made as a Sauvignon Blanc dominant blend style. The Semillon acts in support, providing some weight, acid line, and consistency to the style. The lifted aromatic qualities of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes are evident in this wine. All fruit was machine harvested and transported to the winery to be destemmed before pressing. The juice is allowed to cold settle before racking to tank. Only the free-run juice fractions are utilised for fermentation. Low solids and cool ferment temperatures in stainless steel, utilising a selected yeast strain, ensure the fruit characters are preserved to their utmost in the resultant wine. The wine is left on ferment lees for six weeks before being blended and cleaned up for bottle. A wine best drunk while youthful.
Bright tropical fruit and citrus aromatics jump out of the glass. There’s guava, blackcurrant buds and lychee flavours sitting alongside subtle grassy notes.
The aromatics follow onto the palate. The flavours are fresh and bright with balanced, soft acidity in support. There is a lovely palate weight and a freshness to this wine that keeps you wanting to come back for more. Serve chilled, and enjoy whilst young and fresh.
The 2021 vintage could be best described as challenging. A reflection of the wetter than average summer impacting picking decisions. Our Wilyabrup vineyard however fared well and produced fresh, bright, flavoursome fruit to make wines from. The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes were machine harvested separately in the cool of the night and were phonologically ripe at the time of picking. The resulting wines are fresh, balanced and display wonderful varietal fruit characteristics.