This wine comprises of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. Most of the Sauvignon Blanc fruit had 8 hours skin contact prior to pressing. The Semillon component is crushed and pressed immediately after picking. This wine was 100% barrel fermented with predominantly larger barrels used. All went through natural yeast fermentation. The extended lees contact helps fill out the middle palate and gives this wine the extra dimension it is known for.
The nose of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillon shows aromas of passionfruit and citrus. The palate combines these with gooseberry and desert lime intermingling with the minerality creating a wine with exceptional elegance and length.
Cellaring potential 10 years .