2017 VDF 'Sauvignon Blanc'
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Whole bunch, direct press, with ferment commencing in fibreglass. Transferred to old barrels for 12 months. No fining or filtration. Zero SO2.
Electric golden straw colour. Very expressive but not as tropical as Bruno's Surin – more restrained. Still has unripe pineapple, apples and lemons, plus herbs and delicate florals. High acid, lots of drive. When you open this you have to wait 10 minutes for it to stretch it's legs, then it's ready for action. Really tasty, so much energy. Bursting with flavour, and quite mineral too. Less texture than usual, more tension - I prefer it like this. You can pretty much give this to anyone who doesn't like Sauvignon Blanc and they will like it - hardly anyone ever picks it. No harsh edges, just smooth, juicy and delicious!