Sauvignon Blanc Hobart Tasmania
Frogmore Creek was established with a priority on sustainable farming practises. The site was chosen for it's suitability to achieve harvests of the finest fruit whilst returning to the environment, a bounty of natural endowments. Sauvignon Blanc grows beautifully here, the crisp berries are rich with grassy lychee flavours and low phenolics. 42 Degrees South is a vigorous Sauvignon Blanc, laden with slowly ripened tropical fruit characters, a touch of mineral and ample herbaceousness, to match with the freshest seafood and gourmandise Vietnamese faire.
The long ripening period of Frogmore estate vineyard at Campania in Coal River Valley translates into softer acids in the Sauvignon Blanc. 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.