West Cape Howe Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (12 x 750mL), Mount Barker, WA.

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Overview

Parcels of fruit, primarily from the Great Southern, were harvested at night at desired flavour ripeness. Only free run juice was used for this blend and the slow, cool ferments were monitored over the 14 day duration. This achieved the preservation of the intense aromas and varietal flavours. After fermentation final blending produced an aromatic and complex wine, bottled early to maintain freshness.

Region:
WA - Mount Barker
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Light straw-green; one of the relatively few Sauvignon Blancs these days to finish crisp and dry, but also with enough snow pea, grass and citrus on the way through. Possibly a neutral yeast rather than the popular ‘Sauvignon Blanc’ yeast." 90 points - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2014, 10 July 2013

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with brilliant clarity and a green tint.

Aroma

A lifted nose of subtle tropical notes with gooseberry and herbaceous characters.

Palate

Light and zesty characters of citrus and passionfruit balanced with green peas and fresh herbs. The acid is lingering on the finish with a persistence of flavour.

Cellaring Potential

Best enjoyed young but will cellar for 1 - 2 years.

Vintage
2012
Region
WA - Mount Barker
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, West Cape Howe is the most southerly point, rising some 250 metres above the Southern Ocean. It is thought that the first explorers to this coastline were Dutch seafarers in 1627 aboard their 'Fluyt' class vessel "Gulden Zeepaard" (Golden Seahorse).

The winery is named after this magnificent landmark to pay respect not only to the natural beauty of the region, but also in recognition of the extreme influence of the Southern Ocean on the area's viticulture. The rugged coastline is home to some stunning white beaches, sheltered coves and great rock climbing sites.

West Cape Howe Wines is owned by a partnership including Gavin Berry (until 2004, senior winemaker at Plantaganet), and viticulturist, Rob Quenby. It was founded in 1997 and soon became one of the fastest growing wine brands in Western Australia, now producing around 60,000 cases annually. Over time, it has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in the state, giving it unrivalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern wine region has to offer.

West Cape Howe's driving philosophy is to make delicious wines of harmony, balance, structure and flavour - wines that people love to drink.

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