Mount Rozier Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Sauvignon Blanc

Clear pale lemon colour with hints of green. A pronounced nose with passionfruit, kiwifruit, gooseberries, and hints of herbaceous characteristics. Beautiful kiwifruit, tangy green apple flavour on the palate. A lovely light weighted wine, round-mouth feel on the mid-palate, with balanced acidity bringing freshness and length to the finish. Ready to drink now. Ideal with seafood and sushi.

Technical Notes

Grapes were handpicked early in the morning while temperatures were still cold to ensure minimal oxidation and preserve delicate fruit flavours. Bunches are handpicked, sorted, destemmed and crushed as gently as possible. The grapes then undergo eight hours of skin contact in the press to enhance aromatic extraction. The juice is settled enzymatically before being racked into the fermentation tanks. Temperatures were kept below 13°C throughout the fermentation to retain aromatic intensity. The fermentation lasted up to 25 days at low temperatures and the wine was eventually moved into stainless steel tanks for 4 months with weekly lees stirring to add richness, complexity and lift the mouthfeel of the wine. The wine was then racked from the lees, fined and stabilized in preparation for bottling.