Sauvignon Blanc 2016
2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Pale straw-green; the bouquet is expressive, signalling the mix of grassy/herbal notes with tropical/passionfruit flavours.- James Halliday
Alcohol 13.5 % a/v, Acidity 7.8 g/l, pH 3.44, Sugar 1.9 g/l
Sauvignon Blanc fruit sourced from our neighbour’s vineyard. The characteristically cool climate of the district ensures slow ripening of the grapes, which also allows for the development of rich flavour and quality grape juice. Grown on ancient gravely loams in Mount Barker, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, an area renowned for excellence in cool climate viticulture. Galafrey harvest their grapes from mid March to late April depending on the season.
A late wet spring followed by a relatively dry summer. While a warm summer, strong canopies protect the fruit from the harsh dry summer and cool nights ensured slow ripening. An Early start to vinatge showed fruit driven white wines with good acid balance in the vineyard.
The dry, cool climate of Mount Barker will produce sauvignon blanc wine which is intensely aromatic and have a wealth of palate weight, depth and complexity. Not usually a commonality in this variety, but in dry grown conditions, things just seem to behave better! We endeavour through meticulous viticulture and wine production sympathetic to the vintage conditions to produce a wine that will express varietal characters in tune with its sense of place Winemaking is geared toward producing a wine that is well balanced, lively, well structured and most importantly drinkable.