Sauvignon Blanc Hobart Tasmania
The long ripening seasons around Frogmore estate vineyard at Campania in Coal River Valley, translates into harvests of Sauvignon Blanc with softer, juicier acids and more developed fruit characters. Sauvignon Blanc grows beautifully here, the crisp berries are rich with grassy, lychee notes and low phenolics. 42 Degrees South is a vigorous Sauvignon Blanc, laden with slowly ripened tropical fruit flavours, a touch of mineral and ample herbaceousness, to match with the freshest seafood and gourmandise Vietnamese faire.
All fruit is picked by hand off vines yielding two to three tonnes per hectare. Grapes are de stemmed and crushed into the press for four hours of skin contact, extracting optimal flavour and textures while minimizing phenolics. Batches are de-juiced with only slight pressure prior to an overnight cold soak. Components are racked to fermenters and inoculated for a controlled vinification at at 18˚C to 20˚C. Ferments remain on lees for several weeks to fill palate structure before being stabilised. A passage to cross flow filtration preserves freshness and exemplary varietal fruit character.
Light colour, straw green hue. Vibrant grassy and gooseberry aromas continue through to the palate. Fresh, zippy acid holds the animated fruit structure together, giving considerable length. A splendid accompaniement to wide noodles, lasagnette or mafaldine with a light tossing of okra, seafood or vegetables.