Clear, bright, pale straw shimmer of moderate intensity.NOSE
Clean, developing primary aromas of gooseberry, grapefruit, with a background of white peach and lemongrass.PALATE
Clean, bright and pronounced medium bodied flavours of gooseberry and crushed nettle with a lingering and lifted finish of fresh cut grass and lemon rind.WINEMAKING
The wine is an assembly of free run juice harvest of several Loire Valley clones. Fermentation is long and cool being generally three weeks between 10 - 12 degrees to retain sincere aromatic and flavour expression. Typical Pyrenees Sauvignon character exhibited with its long lingering flavour length affording it to be paired with more robust food faire than is the norm for this wine variety.FOOD PAIRING
Crispy Thai beef salad.
The season started cool though was interrupted by a hot morning (41 deg C +
75km winds at 10 am) event during flowering which significantly reduced the vineyards crop. Subsequently, a slightly earlier February harvest provided more vibrant citrus fruit character.