2019

Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc

The cool maritime climate of southern Margaret River produces Sauvignon Blanc wines with great varietal purity, expression and exactness.

$32.00 /750ml

VARIETAL

100% Sauvignon Blanc

VINTAGE

2019

ALCOHOL

13%

VOLUME

750 mL

ACIDITY

PH

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.70g/L

CELLARING POTENTIAL

BOTTLED

August 2019

With gay abandon, the aromas of this wine combine the polarities of Sauvignon
Blanc. Scents of lemon verbena, blackcurrant bud, lemon grass, lime zest, Cape
gooseberry and white flesh stone fruits all vie for notoriety. So much
competition!
The palate is a detailed yet bridled expression of these exotic aromatic notes.
Powerful and exuberant fruits are tempered by pithy lemon curd, subtle toasted
brioche and juicy peach; all adding richness, dimension, style and long lasting
flavour.
A powerful, attention seeking wine that will excite and enliven for many years.
Tasted JM Jan 2020

As the substantially wet winter brought a close to the 2018 season, a mild and
wet spring heralded the start of 2019.
The summer high pressure systems associated with warm day time
temperatures were struggling to impact the season early as growth was
moderated in the moist, cool conditions.
Heat summation comparisons over the vintages of the past decade did indicate
a delayed start to the vintage as the summer continued warm and devoid of
heat spikes.
With yields looking low to moderate, optimism was winning the arm wrestle
over pessimism as vintage commenced in mid to late February at the close of
summer.
The majority of white varietals were picked over a protracted period from early
to late March, in dry conditions. Some fungal disease did proliferate which
required an extra degree of care and attention at harvest.
These moderate conditions continued through autumn as the reds began to
trickle in from mid-April. Rain in mid-April bothered the vines little yet bird
pressure and early autumn “control burns” remained imminent threats.
For all the trials and tribulations that vintage brings, the quality outcomes from
2019 are good. The whites have retained purity and vibrancy, which is always
a signature of the slightly cooler years and the reds show a concentration of
flavour, elegance, definition and supple tannins.

Margaret River: 3 specific vineyard sites in the Karridale locality. Soils: gravel
and sandy loam over clay

Harvest: Mid to late March 2019
Each individual vineyard block is vinified separately. Most batches are cool
fermented in stainless steel to maximize varietal character and fruit flavour.
Special batches are hand-picked, whole fruit pressed and fermented in oak to
add complexity and texture. After a light skim milk fining and filtration, the wine
is bottled.

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