Region: Margaret River Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc First Glance: Lychee, Lemon Zest, French Oak
The Wine: Fermentation and maturation in 500L French oak puncheons allows a gentle ingress of oak elements, while preserving freshness. Sauvage remains on its yeast sediment “sur lie” during maturation, This process of yeast cell breakdown adds depth and richness to the palate. Elevage in 1/3 new 500L French oak puncheons for 10 months. The wood is primarily from the Vosges and Allier forests.
Sauvignon Blanc is well adapted to the gravelly soils and maritime climate of Margaret River. The fruit is from the cooler southern end, which is renowned for its fragrant white wines. Bold aromas of red currant, passion fruit and orange blossom laced with exotic notes of lychee and clove. A creamy mouth filling palate delights the senses with an unexpected richness and depth of flavour.