2017 Granite Belt Sauvignon Blanc
Easy drinking and delightfully fresh.
Fruity aromas of melon and guava lead to a clean fresh
palate with delicious apple and guava flavours.
Tasting notes Easy drinking and delightfully fresh. Fruity aromas of melon and guava lead to a clean fresh palate with delicious apple and guava flavours. Viticultural notes The fruit for our 2017 co-inoculated Sauvignon Blanc was grown at selected vineyards in the Ballandean district
of the Granite Belt.The Granite Belt is situated on the Great Dividing Range 850m above sea level and 95km inland from the coast. The Winters are cold and frosty and Summers warm producing a continental climate. Most of the region’s rainfall comes in the growing season feeding the buds and shoots. The soil is largely composed of granite, somewhat on the acidic side and is very free draining.
Winemaking notes Traditionally one strain of commercial yeast is added to the juice to enable fermentation. In a co-inoculated wine, two different but complimentary strains of yeast are added (QA23 and Vin 7). This practice is based on studies conducted by The Australian Wine Research Institute which showed that ‘overall it was found that co-inoculated fermentations resulted in Sauvignon Blanc wines with a significantly modified … and enhanced aroma profile, relative to single yeast ferments and blended wines.’ Wine Analysis COLOUR Pale yellow straw with green hues NOSE Melon and Guava PALATE Apple and Guava ALC/VOL 12.0% CELLAR Drink while young FOOD MATCH Fresh seafood and tangy salads