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Altitude Sauvignon Blanc 2016

$30.99

The first of our wines to made in concrete egg tank, this is a complex and thoughtful Sauvignon Blanc. Wild fermentation, oak aging and extended lees contact adds breadth and texture, backed by juicy citrus, chalky flavours and crisp salinity.

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Winemakers
Notes

Sourced from the Saint Maur Vineyard in the Southern Valleys, the grapes were handpicked and whole bunch pressed directly into concrete egg tank (40%) and seasoned French oak barrels (60%) for wild fermentation. The wine was then aged on full yeast lees for 10 months and stirred regularly with a small portion going through malo-lactic fermentation. Unfined with a light filtration prior to bottling.

Winemakers
Notes

Sourced from the Saint Maur Vineyard in the Southern Valleys, the grapes were handpicked and whole bunch pressed directly into concrete egg tank (40%) and seasoned French oak barrels (60%) for wild fermentation. The wine was then aged on full yeast lees for 10 months and stirred regularly with a small portion going through malo-lactic fermentation. Unfined with a light filtration prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of lemon balm, citrus pith, honeydew melon, pineapple, and white peach combine with toasty notes and dried herbs. This wine has granular texture with excellent concentration. Balanced with juicy citrus notes, wet stone, chalky flavours and crisp salinity. Extended lees ageing has added breadth, providing complexity and elegance.

  • Alcohol: 13%
  • T.A: 6.3 g/l
  • RS: 2 g/l
  • BRIX: 23.3°
  • PH: 3.3
Palate

Granular texture with excellent concentration. Balanced with juicy citrus notes, wet stone, chalky flavours and crisp salinity. Extended lees ageing has added breadth, providing complexity and elegance.

Bouquet

Delicate yet complex with aromas of lemon balm, citrus pith, honey dew melon, pineapple, and white peach combined with toasty notes and dried herbs.

When to drink

2017 – 2022

Great with

Pan fried white fish, grilled scallops with burnt butter and sashimi.

Bottles

Case of 12, per Bottle