2015 Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc
A great wine with fresh acidity, that should be enjoyed young.
93pts – Gold Medal – Wine Showcase Magazine 2018
Our Sauvage ‘meaning wild’ Sauvignon Blanc derives its name from the winemakers minimal intervention approach to demonstrate a wine of purity.
This vineyard is still in the wonderful GI of McLaren Vale, however it is located on the foot hills where it is considerably cooler than the main valley. This allows us to maintain a high natural acidity in the wine.
The fruit is kept as fresh as possible by being harvested in the cool of the night before immediate processing through the crusher, followed by immediate pressing. From there the wine is cold settled before inoculating.
Wine Details & Tasting Notes
Brian Light & Campbell Greer.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
McLaren Vale 100%
Pale straw with hues of green.
Beautiful fresh flower aromas are concentrated with tropical fruit overtones of passionfruit and pineapple.
The palate is driven by a beautiful natural acid line with the perceived sweetness of the fruit salad like flavours rounding off the finish.
This is a fantastic display of McLaren Vale diversity. The site selection for growing this Sauvignon Blanc has allowed us to produce not just another Herbaceous/ Grassy Sauv Blanc but one with some great tropical character influence and a slightly fuller more rounded palate.
Enjoy this wine while young and fresh.