2019

Forester Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Handpicked fruit from the open lyre trellis “Home Block” vineyard went into this Sauvignon Blanc.

$32.00 /750ml

VARIETAL

100% Sauvignon Blanc

APPELLATION

Little Sweetie

VINTAGE

2019

ALCOHOL

12.5%

OAK

79% of the wine spent 3 months in French Barriques. 21% in new oak and the balance 1 and 4 year old oak

VOLUME

750 mL

Viticulture

Handpicked fruit from the open lyre trellis “Home Block” vineyard went into this Sauvignon Blanc. The 2019 vintage was a cool year for white grapes in Margaret River allowing plenty of time during February and March to ripen the fruit to our specification.

Winemaking

The handpicked fruit was harvested very early in the morning, then sent immediately to the winery for processing. 21% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel with a known yeast strain. The remaining wine was fermented in French barriques with 53% of the blend being fermented with wild yeast on medium to high solids. The final blend was put together in June 2019.

Tasting notes

COLOUR
Pale green/straw.

AROMA
Savoury – pungent aromas of passionfruit, nettle, peashell and guava. The ripe fruit is supported by integrated cedar oak which provides another layer of complexity to the wine.

PALATE
Rich with a creamy texture and balanced acidity. There are fruit characters of passionfruit, gooseberry and honeydew with underlying herbaceous characters of nettle and peashell. The cedary oak is well integrated providing complexity and structure.

FOOD MATCHES
Goats cheese salad with asparagus, scallops with pea puree.

Storage / Bottling

Bottled under screw cap into a premium burgundy bottle in June 2019. After elevating the Sauvignon Blanc to the ‘Premium’ status within the Forester range in 2009, we have further increased the structure and complexity of the wine through barrel fermentation, partial wild fermentation and storage on lees.

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