This Sauvignon Blanc is dry and medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a long, elevated finish. Prominent aromas of grapefruit rind, grass, tomato leaf, mint, lime zest, margarita, green peach, ginger, and thyme on the nose. A compelling palate with layering flavours of slate, jalapeño, lemon, kiwi, jasmine tea, bell pepper, and green apple.
2022 was a wet growing season with a perfectly long autumn that allowed temperatures to reach a non-ripening stage in late October. There was very low smoke and mildew pressure which kept our vineyard and grapes clean, making some experimental natural ferments not only possible, but successful.
All Sauvignon Blanc lots were pressed directly to 50/50 neutral Nadalie oak barrels and stainless steel barrels. Two barrels were naturally fermented while the remaining barrels were inoculated with several strains to build complexity. Malolactic was inhibited in the stainless steel barrels, however, they are the only barrels that received lees stirring. On the other hand, malolactic was encouraged in the oak barrels with no lees stirring. The wine was aged on lees for four and a half months before being blended and racked to stainless steel, taking the lees with them for further tank aging for one and a half months before bottling.