2018 VDF 'Surin'
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Whole bunch, direct press, with ferment commencing in fibreglass. Transferred to old barrels for 12 months. Zero SO2.
Golden yellow sunshine colour. Smells of elderflower, apples, limestone, ozone, lemons and honeydew. The palate is fresh, textural, and comprises of lemons, subtle notes of mandarins, honeydew and pineapple. Very clean, medium acidity and gentle mineral action. Just a fraction of tension on the finish. More florals come into play as the wine opens up. The flavours are leaning towards bold but the freshness keeps it in check, and there is just enough mineral restraint to tighten up it’s edges. A food wine, good for any season. Slippery texture. Lots of limestone on the nose as it opens up further, as well as fields of spring blossoms. With air, it continues to tighten. Very easy to drink with it's sweet fruit and smooth texture. No piercing acidity, so its very friendly to a larger audience. Puts a big smile on your face!