2014 Limited Reserve Fumé Blanc

Mount Avoca

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90 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion
Our "Reserve" Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented and matured in barrel on lees, with some wild yeast fermentation for added complexity, weight and texture.
Colour

Pale gold. 

Tasting Notes

Hints of peach and meringue meld elegantly with sweet cashew, vanilla and pastry notes. Subtle oak adds complexity that integrates seamlessly with the creamy apple and peach palate, leading to a crisp, lingering tail.

Food Matching

 

Cellaring

Smooth and delicious now, it will improve for the next decade. 

Winemaking

Since 2008 Mount Avoca has fermented increasing amounts of its Sauvignon Blanc in French and Hungarian oak to build complexity and interest into the blends. All components in this limited release Fumé Blanc were fermented and matured in barrel. Some were drawn off for full solids fermentation with indigenous (wild) yeast, and others were encouraged to go through partial MLF to further enhance the complexity. All barrels were matured on yeast and stirred (battonage) weekly to increase the weight, balance and mouth-feel prior to bottling in late 2014. Only 220 cases made. 

 

Technical Details
Growing Area Pyrenees
Date Bottled
Alcohol % 12.5%
Residual Sugar <1.8g/L
pH

Category: Whites

Variety : Sauvignon Blanc

Range: Mount Avoca


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