Bright pale straw with vibrant green tinge.
An intoxicating blend of green apple, zesty lime, lemon leaf, and the powerful scent of lantana and pot pourri burst from the glass. Complex savoury notes reminiscent of roasted bay leaf and mild smoked cheddar add a unique dimension to the nose.
Defined by a full and generous core of natural acidity that supports and propels the intense lemongrass and lantana flavours for remarkable length. A distinctive textural mid palate and finely threaded oak spice provide the extra structure and character.
Sauvignon Blanc provides tropical passionfruit aromatics which are complemented by the Semillon’s lime and floral notes. The wine’s complexity is enhanced through using juice of various clarities which is fermented with specialised yeasts to increase the aromatic lift of each variety. A portion is fermented in new French oak which adds aromatic complexity and instills a delicate influence of fine grain tannins. This year, again, a tiny portion of the Sauvignon Blanc was fermented entirely on skins, adding savoury elements and texture to the wine.
57% Sauvignon Blanc, 43% Semillon
Drinks beautifully on release, will reward over next 3-5 years
20% French oak, 12 weeks (95% new, 5% old)