Single Vineyard Fumé Blanc
October 2020 welcomed the beginning of budburst and the start of the 2021 vintage. Extensive work in the vineyard in the lead up to and throughout the growing season, along with abundant rainfall, saw the vines bounce back from the stress experienced during the drought conditions of 2019-2020.
While the rains were welcome, the cooler and wetter season presented its own challenges requiring long hours in the vineyard to maintain ideal vine and fruit health. Under vine mulching, application of organic fertiliser, multiple passes of leaf plucking and canopy trimming resulted in optimum fruit to leaf ratios and excellent fruit quality.
These extra hours and attention to detail were rewarded with an abundant harvest of exceptional complexity and subtleness, producing aromatic, elegant and flavourful wines.
Sourced from the vineyard’s south-west block and hand-harvested on XX March 2021. Cool night-time temperatures in early Autumn slowed ripening and allowed for the development of a highly aromatic and elegant wine. Barrel fermentation in French oak (1 and 2 year old barrels) and aging on lees adds complexity and texture. Bottled on XX September 2021.
Fumè Blanc is our rarefied interpretation of Sauvignon Blanc. A heady mix of tropical fruit and citrus with herbaceous notes. The palate is balanced, with clean minerality and generous citrus character. Tight acidity gives the wine a distinct freshness. The oak is understated yet adds complexity and depth, whilst the extended lees contact creates textural richness, intensifying the luscious herbaceous characters. A deliciously refreshing wine.
Varietal composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Ideal serving temperature: 6-8°C
Cellaring potential: Drink now or cellar for 4 – 6 years
Food match: Pan fried cod with green pea puree
Alcohol: 11.7% by volume