2016 WHITEHAVEN HIDDEN BARREL SAUVIGNON BLANC 13.5%
Residual sugar: 2.4g/l
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
The fruit was hand-picked and crushed by foot. After pressing the juice had minimal additions, a coarse settling, and racked. A wild fermentation started after 1-2 days and the juice was transferred to old, French oak puncheons. The fermentation finished quickly, due to a high temperature. The wine was then allowed to age for 5 months on the yeast lees with minimal stirring and no malolactic fermentation. The wine was filtered before bottling, but had no fining.
Colour / Appearance: Mid-straw/deep lemon hue, with a bright clarity
Aroma / Bouquet: Ripe stone fruit, grapefruit, gunflint, wet stone notes and chamomile tea.
Palate: A full-bodied wine with crisp, clean acidity, a silky texture with riper fruit and gunflint flavours. The wine has a long persistent finish.
Cellaring: We recommend drinking our 2016 Hidden Barrel Sauvignon Blanc in the first 3 to 5 years after the vintage, but the wine has the structure and closure to allow continued development with careful cellaring.
Food Match: A food friendly wine, matched with dishes like barbecued pork and chicken, or simply with fresh shellfish.
WINE ORBIT 93+/100 – Five Stars
- 產地 Region： New Zealand