Castle Rock Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$18.00

Recommended Retail Price - $20

A complex Sauvignon Blanc that shows fruit characters which have been complemented by a small amount of Barrel Ferment, and some juice solids during fermentation.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
92 points - James Halliday
90 points - Huon Hooke, "...very intense, fragrant aroma which is classic cool-climate savvy: passionfruit, floral and not green at all. The wine is soft, fruity and charming, light-bodied and delicate, with mild acidity and no obvious residual sugar. A very well-made wine and very easy."

ASSESSMENT

Colour: Pale straw colour.

Bouquet: Lifted nose of tropical and gooseberry fruits, perfectly balanced by mealy notes and subtle hints of struck match and herbaceous characters. A complete and complex bouquet.

Palate: Lively and generous front palate showing a great balance of both herbaceous and tropical fruit notes. The gooseberry characters are backed by hints of lycee and feijoa. There is a wonderful texture and mouth feel, creating a complex wine with that extra dimension. A crisp acid back bone gives the wine great balance, structure and a clean, long finish.

FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT
Ideal aperitif wine, will also accompany fish, chicken and pasta.

CELLARING POTENTIAL
This wine is made to enjoy now, while the fruit characters are lifted and vibrant. Yet, if it gets lost in your cellar, the quality of the fruit and the acid structure ensures that it will still be lively and drinking very will within eight to ten years.

Harvest Date: 27th March 2017
Bottling Date: 14th June 2017
Alc: 13.0%
pH: 3.2
T.A.: 5.7g/L
Residual sugar: 1.8g/L