Bright gold with lychee, lime and candied lemon peel aromas. The initial sweetness evolves into orange and melon and is balanced with crisp acidity that gives the wine its impeccable line.
Enjoy with your favourite dessert.
Divine now, or cellar if you can and enjoy how it develops over the next 5+ years.
The story of the 2010 Cordon Cut wine starts well before the grapes were harvested. The canes with the fruit (called “cordons”) are cut and left to hang on the trellis for three weeks prior to harvesting. This reduces the grapes to about one third of their original weight, not only concentrating the sugars but also intensifying the flavours. Assessed daily, the grapes were harvested and pressed into stainless steel in late March 2010. After cold settling for a week, a small percentage was racked off for barrel ferment and the rest was co-inoculated and fermented in tank. Specialist yeast strains were used to accentuate the already abundant aromas and lift the fruit. After eight months of storage and barrel ageing, the 2010 Cordon Cut Sauvignon Blanc was carefully blended and bottled in January 2011, and bottle-aged for a further 10 months prior to release.
|Date Bottled||January 2011|
Bright pale straw.NOSE
Lifted aromas of fresh apricot and pear with a hint of almond and nougat background.PALATE
Intense flavours of mandarin, papaya and quince leading to a mouth-watering structure of lime zest and almonds.WINEMAKING
Sourced from eight year old vines planted on rocky loam soils, located on the
eastern slopes of the Pyrenees Ranges. The grapes were handpicked, crushed,
de-stemmed and pressed into tank.FOOD PAIRING
Spicy cuisine including Thai, Moroccan and Indian.VINTAGE NOTES
A relatively cool summer made for one of the best vintages for many years
with harvest taking place weeks later than usual and the slower ripening
providing more time for flavour development and more intensely flavoured
Bright, pale straw.NOSE
Clean, primary aromas of gooseberry, zesty mandarin, with a background of white peach and lemongrass.PALATE
Clean, bright and pronounced medium bodied flavours of gooseberry, lemon rind, kumquat with a lingering and lifted finish of fresh cut grass and bramley apple.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.FOOD PAIRING
Crispy Thai beef salad.
Cool conditions in early Spring enabled a subsequent long growing season. A warm dry summer subsided into ideal cooler autumn conditions prior to harvest.
Bright pale straw with a shimmer of gold.NOSE
Lifted aromas of poached pear, nutmeg and soft toasty oak.PALATE
Medium bodied textural flavours of lemon rind and kumquats, weaving into lingering and lifted notes of toasty oak and soft citrus.WINEMAKING
The wine is made from our original Bordeaux clone of Sauvignon Blanc. Fermentation is practiced with a higher juice sediment to enhance its textural properties alongside subsequent extended maturation on its yeast lees. Typical Fume character exhibited with clean textural fruit infused in a balanced oak impression across the palate affording it to be paired with more robust food faire than is the norm for this wine variety.FOOD PAIRING
Goats cheese, pumpkin and rocket salad.
A relatively cool summer made for one of the best vintages for many years with harvest taking place weeks later than usual and the slower ripening providing more time for flavour development and more intensely flavoured grapes.