Sauvignon Blanc 2017
2017 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.
While a later than normal start to vintage it was reminiscent of vintages 10 years ago. It has been so dry in previous years I think we all forgot what it was like to have a wet year! A solid vintage with later ripening than recent years. Low Baume with intense flavours shows promise for the whites and softness for the reds, with high quality fruit being produced. A hard but exciting vintage. Galafrey celebrates with their 40th Vintage this year.
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.