2020 Colour Series Sauvignon Blanc (Fumé Blanc)
This Fumé style Sauvignon Blanc has notes of guava, passionfruit, sage and a delicate hint of oak to finish. A smooth and more complex style of Sauvignon Blanc with herbaceous notes of sage balanced against the freshness of passionfruit and guava finishing with a hint of oak from its time spent in aged French oak barrels giving the wine a delicious flintiness and interest.
Passionfruit, Citrus, Sage
Indian style and lightly spiced foods, fish & salted chips
860m above sea level, basalt soils
12.5% alc/vol, 7.4 Standard Drinks
Harvested at dawn at 860m above sea level. The grapes were lightly pressed to extract free run juice and then tank fermented. Once fermentation was completed the wine was transferred to seasoned French oak barrels for ageing. Left on yeast lees with regular battonage to provide a more complex, savoury finish.
Pictured : Sauvignon Blanc flowering, this process occurs around mid November.
This Fumé style Sauvignon Blanc is a good wine to pick to help take a little heat out of dishes. Think of Indian dishes like dahl or simple cajun chicken or for a favorite simple classic try it paired with fish and chips with a generous serving of sea salt.
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