Sauvignon Blanc Yarra Valley Victoria
Situated amongst the scenic, cool ripening climes of Yarra Valley, the steep aspects and closely planted Coldstream Hills vines yield harvests of the finest Sauvignon Blanc. The wines here are quite literally hand made, not withstanding the skill of the winemakers, there has been no significant change in the art of vinification. The aim is to produce a definitive Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc, characterised by elegance and finesse, by silky supple texture, length of flavour and the ability to offer sophistication and complexity, within a forward drinking fruit driven style.
Forming an integral part of the Coldstream Hills varietal range, in some years, a percentage of Semillon is included to add texture. There is an emphasis here on clarity of varietal fruit and length of flavour. Sourced predominantly from hillside vineyards in the cool Upper Yarra, grapes are gently pressed, approximately a third of the juices are barrel fermented and matured in a selection of older French oak barriques and puncheons. The balance is treated to a course of vinification in controlled fermenters and stored on fine lees with occasional stirring. A small percentage of Semillon from the prestigious Rising Vineyard is included into the final wine to add complexity and texture. Alcohol 13.0%
Pale straw with light green hues. Clean and fresh nose with attractive notes of lemon rind, lychees and passionfruit. Underlying nougat barrel fermentation characters are present adding further complexity. An elegant style offering flavours of passionfruit, lychees and lemon citrus. Subtle oak underpins the wine's texture and length. The palate is finely balanced, finishing with chalky lemon acidity.