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2017 Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc

$30.00 Members $24.00

Sauvignon Blanc is well adapted to our gravelly soils and maritime climate. The fruit is from the cooler southern end of Margaret River, which is renowned for its fragrant white wines. Bold aromas of red currant, passion fruit and orange blossom laced with exotic notes of lychee and clove. A creamy mouth filling palate delights the senses with an unexpected richness and depth of flavour.

ALCOHOL

13.0% by Vol | 7.7 Standard Drinks

FOOD MATCHING

Fish and chips | chicken | soft cheese

GROWING SEASON

A bountiful wet winter filling the dams, with a warm spring and summer, allowing lovely balance of natural acidities and physiological ripeness in the fruit.

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

WINEMAKING

Fermentation and maturation in 500L French oak puncheons allows a gentle ingress of oak elements, while preserving freshness. Sauvage remains on its yeast sediment “sur lie” during maturation, This process of yeast cell breakdown adds depth and richness to the palate.

MATURATION

1/3 new 500L French oak puncheons for 10 months. The wood is primarily from the Vosges and Allier forests.

CELLARING POTENTIAL

Attractive in youth | up to 5 years maturation

HARVESTED

21st March 2017