2017 Sauvignon Blanc
Goes well with fresh flathead
Sauvignon Blanc is my favourit wine to have with fresh flathead. The fresh, crisp acidity really helps cleanse the palate and makes it a great match for fresh Tasmanian flathead, whether it be crispy battered flathead, or pan fried flathead in butter and lemon. It will match perfectly with fresh out of the water flathead..
Local suppliers of good fresh flathead.
The fruit was machine harvested which allows for about 2 hours of moderate skin contact prior to pressing. This gives the wine some extra flavour intensity without extracting too many phenolics. We make a more restrained style of Sauvignon Blanc, so we pick the fruit when it has some lovely citrus, herbal and gooseberry characters, rather than the more tropical fruit characters. Following cool fermentation the wine spent 6 months on yeast less to enhance mouthfeel and texture.
This cool climate Sauvignon Blanc is a fresh and aromatic wine. It shows powerful passionfruit and gooseberry aromas on the nose, whilst the palate is deliciously refreshing and crisp with the partial oak fermentation adding palate depth and complexity.