Best Sauvignon Blanc – Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2019
97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
Grown on acidic sandy loam over brown clay on the steep east-facing Hill Block in Summertown. Awarded Best Sauvignon Blanc at the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion Awards.
Abundant winter rain followed by a cool spring and summer heralded a late vintage. The Hill Block was hand-picked on 10 April, most fermented in French oak barrels (30% new, Damy) while 14% was left on skins and fermented in tank before pressing to barrel. Nine months on yeast lees, fined and filtered.
“A sauvignon of compelling exactitude, persistence and textural intrigue, layering the herbaceous varietal DNA across the signature purr of Damy oak. There is ample breadth and mineral tension, following a wild fermentation in barrel and significant time on lees, conferring authority to a wine that will convince naysayers while astonishing those accustomed to mass market savvy.” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday