McPherson Family Series Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Region: South East Australia
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 12.5%
Best Consumed: 2014 - 2017

This beautifully balanced unoaked wine displays intense tropical fruit aromas of passionfruit, papaya and ripe pineapple with a hint of herbaceous characters such as capsicum and tomato bush leaves.  These characters follow through onto the palate and the fresh, crisp acid provides a lingering, refreshing finish.

Viticulturist Notes

This wine is made from a blend of fruit grown in the Goulburn Valley and South Eastern Australia from our own vineyards.  Following delivery and crushing of the grapes during the cool of the night, the Sauvignon Blanc juice was cold settled and racked.  An aromatic yeast was used for inocculation and this parcel was cool fermented for 7 days.  The resulting wine is fresh and vibrant showing lovely tropical fruit flavours with a hint of typical herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc characters.

Wine Harvest Notes

The growing season in 2014 presented some challenges including frost in late 2013 and extreme heat in early 2014.  Once harvesting began in late January we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fruit and the resulting wines.  Yields were down but quality was up this year. Whites have good varietal character, with great flavour, whilst the reds have beautiful colour and flavour intensity.

Food Recommendations:

A fabulous food wine, Pickle's Sauvignon Blanc is a great match with light, fresh seafood dishes, and is best enjoyed surrounded by love and laughter.