Sauvignon Blanc Yarra Valley Victoria
A pure, single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from the Jansz property, one of the most scenic and picturesque in Yarra Ranges, at 350 metres above sea level. A regimen of traditional viticultural techniques yield a precious harvest of less than 1½ tonnes per acre. Such low cropped fruit is, in large part, the raison d'être for such a full flavoured wine. It is the Bress way, that superior quality grapes should be treated gently and with minimal intervention, to be vinified in nothing but the finest new French oak. Bress is religiously handled in such a manner.
Adam P. Marks visited France to witness first hand the traditional methods of breeding chickens, to acquire pastoral viticultural practices and learn ancient winemaking techniques. Marks returned to Australia inspired by the artisanal French approach to production which he acquired whilst in Bordeaux making wines on the Entre deux Mer. Sauvignon Blanc grapes are hand picked, gently crushed and settled overnight before being pressed directly to new French oak hogsheads. Three weeks of wild indigenous ferment on full solids, while being treated to lees stirring battonage without any malolactic, is followed by assemblage and minimal fining to ensure maximum retention of primary fruit character.
Light pale straw hue. Complex array of varietal fruit aromas, capsicum and gooseberries, fresh herb and grass notes, char and vanillian spice in support. A palate that's tightly packed with fruit, a judicious use of new oak, understated yet textural, soundly structured with savoury richness. A traditionally crafted wine in resplendent new world styling.