Pale straw with bright green rim.
Fresh and bright with a lovely grassy, aromatic lift along with fig, lychee, lemongrass and a touch of gardenia flower.
Intense, juicy fruits on the front palate with a long, dry, refreshing finish.
Peak drinking within two years.
2018 was an extraordinary vintage in Margaret River, with wet winter months followed by a warm spring to promote budburst and a dry early summer perfect for fruit set. Isolated heavy rain then swelled the fruit, with a beautiful late summer of warm days and cool nights; ideal conditions for accentuating the flavour, ripeness and acid balance of the grapes.
All fruit was harvested in the coolest part of the night with some Sauvignon Blanc batches undergoing extended skin contact. All other batches of fruit were immediately pressed and separated from skins. A portion of Sauvignon Blanc underwent wild barrel fermentation (7%) – all in one-to-five-year old French oak – with the balance fermented in tank on light solids. Following the fermentation, all batches remained on yeast lees to achieve texture, integration and balance before bottling under screw cap.
Pan fried scallop with parsnip purée and pancetta dust.