2017 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Bright tropical fruit with crisp notes of lime and lemongrass compliment the fresh and balanced acidity. A favourite to begin nearly any occasion.
Our 2017 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc was grown in our estate vineyards - Black Sage Bench. Each vineyard has a distinct microclimate lending unique flavour characteristics to the varietal before it becomes part of the final blend. The Oliver Vineyard, first planted in 1996, is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit.
30% fermented in French oak for 5 months (15% new)
The 2017 harvest, lasting 66 days, was one of extremes. The harvest started later than anticipated, with a cool, wet spring. However, a record-breaking dry spell followed in July and August, with temperatures well above seasonal norms. This warm, dry summer resulted in a crop of small, concentrated berries that should produce wines of exceptional depth and intensity. The harvest concluded on October 30, yielding a crop reminiscent of the incredible 2009 vintage.