Cape Barren Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (12 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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$17.99 per Bottle
$215.88 per case

Overview

Both parcels of fruit were hand harvested early in the morning when temperatures were low. Crushing occurred soon after, and only the finest portions of the free run juice were used. After clarifying the juice, fermentation commenced as separate parcels in stainless steel. At about the mid-point, all the Lenswood ferment, and 50% of the Charleston portion was filled to French oak Hogsheads to complete fermentation. The balance of the Charleston parcel completed the process in stainless steel tank. The lees in the barrels were stirred weekly for 2 months. After 3 months, the parcels were combined, stabilised and filtered. The wine was then bottled early to retain the fresh fruitiness.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour is the brilliant green hue of medium intensity.

Aroma

The pungent attractive tropical intensity of passionfruit melds seamlessly with hints of lemongrass, lime juice zing and pink grapefruit freshness

Palate

Fresh, flavoursome palate of cut grass, tropical freshness with a silky smooth texture and crisp citrus zing, leaving the mouth yearning for more. The result is a wine of astonishing length and residual fruitiness. Immediate drinking.

Vintage
2016
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.8%

Winery Profile

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Cape Barren, named after the rare Cape Barren Geese that are regular visitors to the vineyard, is the passion of owners Brian Ledgard & Peter Matthews.

The unique McLaren Vale maritime climate offers long warm summers cooled by afternoon ocean breezes, thus providing the ideal ripening conditions for grapes destined for full-bodied red wine.

All fruit for Cape Barren Old Vine Shiraz is sourced from a single seventy year old vineyard at Blewitt Springs that has previously been used to produce some of South Australia's icon wines.

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