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2021 Mr Natural Sauvignon Blanc


A cool and rather wet year was a welcome change to drought in previous years and allowed the vines to thrive.  A moderate fruit yield was harvested a week or so later than average in good condition.  Moderate acid and sugar levels.  Made using red winemaking techniques such as fermenting on skins, this wine has hints of pineapple and spice with a clean, crunchy mouth feel and crisp moreish finish that make you want another sip.

ENJOY IT WITH             

Try pork shops with a cream and fruit sauce.  Excellent with a soft goats cheese or other gamey cheeses.  The crisp acidity of this wine cuts through and enhances rich foods.

CELLARING                  

Not really.  Carefully cellar and drink within 2-3 years.

More Information

We channel our innate hippy into our Mr Natural range of wines.  Sustainably grown fruit is minimally processed to get up close and personal to the natural flavours of our Sauvignon Blanc block – a true expression of terroir.  Fermented then macerated on the skins for 6-10weeks, with no yeast, additions or finings except for minimal sulphur dioxide on bottling.  This wine surprises - earthy, crunchy, highly textured palate matched to clean citrus/tropical and sometimes a slight nutty/smoky character.  Refreshment factor of wow!

GROWING                   

Estate grown on our best soils.  Deep clay loam over shale, well drained.  North eastern slope, well sheltered.  Early morning machine harvesting gets cool fruit crushed and in the tank within hours.

MAKING                      

Only works with pristine fruit, freshly picked.  All fruit is crushed into stainless steel.  After a few days a wild fermentation starts. Typically a slow coolish fermentation as there is no plunging of the cap/skins. Near the end of fermentation the tank is sealed for 6-10 weeks, then drained and skins gently pressed prior to very minimal sulphuring, filtering and bottling. Goes through malolactic fermentation naturally.  As no bentonite is used may become a little hazy.

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