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2016 Classic Sauvignon Blanc

Evans & Tate 2016 Classic Sauvignon Blanc

2016 classic sauvignon blanc


$18.00

$12.60

colour

Very pale and brilliant with a bright green tint; typical of young Sauvignon Blanc.

aroma

Bright, lifted Sauvignon characters from a very good Margaret River vintage for this variety. Fig, passionfruit, cut grass and a touch of wild herbs.

palate

The aromas of this wine come across to the palate, to give you a wine that is vibrant, refreshing and long.

cellaring

Peak drinking within three years of vintage. 

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vintage 

A very distinct vintage - the dry, warm spring and summer meant it was tracking early but a tropical rain event pushed back harvest dates slightly. There was concern that the whites may suffer berry split and subsequent high disease pressure, however the hard work from our Vineyard Managers coupled with the warm, dry conditions and fresh daily sea breezes resulted in no issues – another “lucky” vintage in Margaret River! We saw white varieties with great aromatics, perfume and length of flavour. 

winemaking

The grapes were harvested in the middle of the night, lightly pressed then fermented in cool temperatures to encourage aroma production, texture and overall varietal character. On the completion of fermentation, the batches were chilled, blended and lightly fined before being stabilised and filtered only once to produce a bottle ready wine. This minimal handling had helped retain the attractive primary fruit flavours and aromas.

region

Margaret River 

variety

Sauvignon Blanc

analysis

  • Alcohol: 12.5%

Light fish, shellfish, salads and green vegetables.