Bright, pale straw colour, very light on the rim.
The nose is very fresh with bright and vibrant aromas of pungent passionfruit, with tropical fruit notes and fresh herbs. The aromatics are full and voluminous unfolding white florals and an array of green stonefruits and suggestions of minerals.
Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years.
Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and finely proportioned with good depth and intensity of pungent passionfruit flavours with tropical fruits and fresh herbs, snow peas and subtle nettle nuances. The mouthfeel is fresh, crisp and zesty with fine lacy and brisk acidity. The wine flows along a very fine-textured line with excellent energy, vibrancy and poise, leading to a long lingering finely textured finish. This is an elegant, but concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with intense passionfruit, tropical fruit, herb and snow pea flavours with subtle nettle notes on a brisk, racy palate.
Fruit 43% from the ‘Collins’ vineyard, 40% ‘Clouston’ and 17% ‘Palliser’ sites, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 4 months on less
Picking Date: April 2017
Bottled: October 2017