Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016
This complex wine has influences of barrel fermentation and subtle creamy lees notes. The palate has a burst of rich, tropical fruit and gooseberry flavours leading to a crisp citrus finish. The great concentration and texture give this wine structure and the potential to age well.
- 5 star Raymond Chan
- 5 star Wine Orbit
The grapes are grown on well drained gravel soils. All vines are grafted onto 3309 rootstock which limits crop and enhances flavour intensity. Vines were managed at a low crop level to specifically produce this wine.
Wine Making Details
The juice was pressed straight to barrel where it underwent a wild yeast fermentation. The wine was matured on yeast lees for 3 months with occasional stirring to enhance body and mouth feel. Once the phenolic structure and weight was balanced the wine was stabilized and processed through to the bottle.
Food & Wine Matching
The good levels of acidity and hint of citrus mean the wine would pair well with oily fish such as salmon or seafood. But the depth of flavour mean you could consider roasted chicken or pork. The slight creaminess would match goats cheese or ripened brie. Perfect with a goats cheese tart.