This Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with gooseberry, passion fruit, fresh citrus, melon and nettle-dominant herbaceous aromas.
The wine finishes clean and crisp, with a lingering sparkling in the mouth.
The small delicate bubbles of this Frizzante style wine enhance the citrus and gooseberry flavours.
100% Sauvignon Blanc.
The high quality 2011 vintage and well balanced vineyards produced grapes which were harvested at varying levels of ripeness during a five-week dry Autumn period, ensuring an array of flavours and blending options. The fruit was crushed, pressed and settled for 48 hours before removing the press solids for fermentation. Both neutral and aromatic yeast strains were used to aid in intensity and site reflection. Fermentation was conducted at 12-14°C to maintain flavour and aroma retention. After a short period of resting on yeast lees post fermentation completion, the wine was filtered, gently infused with a fine bead of bubbles and bottled to capture its vibrancy and freshness .
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Poached or Steamed