- Case of 6$113.94
- Mix any 6 wines$18.99
Colour: Really pale with a tinge of green.
Aroma: A real herbaceous nose with a wonderful passion fruit inkling. A second whiff brings in some fresh cut grass notes with hints of citrus.
Palate: A tropical entry with a citrus note. The palate is clean, fruit forward & really well balanced with a subtle grassy influence.
Finish: A dry & fresh finish.
Serving Suggestion: The citrus inclusion lends itself well to a meal of grilled fish.
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%.
The trick to making a lovely McLaren Vale Sauvignon Blanc is getting the grapes off just before the start to taste like pineapple! Joch spends time in the vineyard tasting the grapes as they ripen. As soon as there is the merest hint of the tropics, bang, we pick them. The SB is picked at night to keep the grapes cool, and we don’t allow the fermentation to get too warm either – the better to protect the delicate flavours of the grapes. We don’t allow the wine any time on oak as we want bright fresh fruit characters, although we (I mean Joch and Nairn of course, I try and keep as far away from the winery as is humanely possible) do allow the wine time to lie ‘sur lie’ (pronounced sir lee) on the yeast lees (yeast cells and grape solids; part and parcel of fermentation) because this helps scavenge any lurking oxygen. This acts as a preservative in many ways. It also helps develop some nice textures.