Pickle's Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Region: South East Australia
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 12.5%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2020

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

I made this wine from a blend of fruit grown in our vineyards in the Goulburn Valley and along the Murray River. 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 best way to describe vintage 2016 is fast & furious! There was no orderly ripening of fruit, no luxury of white fruit followed by red fruit, it was like the flood gates opened and everything just rolled in at once. Again we had little rain and a very hot spring leading up to harvest, which meant things ripened faster than normal. Optimum flavours and ripeness came on more quickly than previous years and the only way around it was to pick as fast as we could. Thankfully we managed to juggle our way through it, and now quality looks good with a couple of very special parcels that I have tucked away for a rainy day – just Don't Tell Gary....

Food Recommendations:

A fabulous food wine, Pickle's Sauvignon Blanc is a great all rounder and is best enjoyed surrounded by love and laughter.