Basilisk Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 12.5%
Best Consumed: 2010 - 2012

A delicate yet remarkably complex wine produced from select parcels of fruit from the cool climate Strathbogie Ranges of Central Victoria.  Pale in straw colour, this wine is filled with aromas of pineapple and citrus with subtle hints of gooseberries and passionfruit.  The palate displays appealing tropical fruit flavours with an underlying lemon and lime zing. With tremendous length of flavour and a long lingering finish, this is a wine that can be enjoyed with food or just as easily on its own.

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for the Basilisk Sauvignon Blanc was harvested from a select vineyard within the Strathbogie Ranges during March 2010.  The fruit was crushed, pressed and cold settled before being inoculated with a trusted work horse yeast, QA23   The fermentation was conducted at cool temperatures ranging between 10-12C, with the fermentation period taking 3 weeks. The wine was then fined, cold stabilised and filtered before being bottled young and fresh.   Time from vine to bottle was as a little as 8 weeks, capitalising on the freshness of the wine.

Wine Harvest Notes

The 2010 growing season was one of the best in many years.  Excellent growing conditions made for wine with great elegance and balance.  Lower than average yields produced wines of fine quality and a long, slow ripening period provided intense fruit characters in all varieties.

Food Recommendations:

A fresh and lively wine, the 2010 Basilisk Sauvignon Blanc is best enjoyed lightly chilled. Enjoyed with a spicy Thai curry or a Seafood extravaganza, this is lovely wine to enjoy with food or simply as a way to unwind at the end of a long day.