Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Our very best attempt to make a Sauvignon Blanc that doesn’t look like a Sauvignon Blanc. Half of this fruit was crushed and destemmed and fermented on skins in an open stainless fermenter, with gentle daily cap management. The second half of this fruit was pressed directly and splashed into an open stainless fermenter. It was then handled incredibly oxidatively, with daily splashing of the juice as it fermented. When both parcels had completed primary, we put it in to old small oak to mature until bottling.
Subtle green herbs, lemon and peas edging around a wonderfully expressive nose of lees, apples, and green stone fruits. The palate is consistent with the note. Hints of blossom, green apples and citrus. - Mac Forbes