Region: South East Australian. King Valley (53%), Riverina (47%).
Appearance: Light straw with lovely green hues.
Bouquet: Fresh herbs give way to melon and grapefruit characters.
Palate: Fruit-driven palate that is crisp & refreshing with tropical fruit flavours. The finish shows silky soft acidity with a slight saltiness.
Suggested Cuisine: Enjoy with seafood, Thai or Vietnamese dishes.
General Characteristics: Dry / Medium Bodied
Cellaring: This wine will develop in the bottle over the next two to three years
Additional Information: Vegetarian & vegan friendly
Vintage Conditions: Fresh early January rains prepared vines for what was to be a mild & then dry Riverina vintage. The cooler temps allowed for great depth in pungent fruit aromas and allowed the retention of
natural acid in most varieties. Quality is well above average.
Winemaking: Over half the fruit is from the De Bortoli cooler climate vineyard in the King Valley, ideal climate for growing premium Sauvignon Blanc. Remaining fruit is from select old vineyards in the Riverina which each year consistently produce aromatic & flavoursome Sauvignon Blanc. Wine making techniques included fermentation at elevated temperatures and fermentation with solids. These techniques improve texture and softness without sacrificing varietal expression. Wine was left on yeast lees ‘Sur lie’ for 4 months prior to blending. A portion of the blend was fermented in French oak Barriques handed down from our Noble One program.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 12.0% pH: 3.35 TA: 6.0 g/L
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