Rochford Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2020

RRP: $27.00
In any 6: $22.95
In any 12: $21.60
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Vintage: 2020
Alcohol: 12.5%
Contains Sulphites, Vegan Wine
Tasting Notes: Pale to Medium Yellow/Straw in colour. Aroma pops with garden fresh oregano & basil, fleshy ripe bell peppers and a hint of arrowroot spice. A full evolution on the palate with tropical guava supported by pithy grapefruit acidity and an intense, lingering passionfruit pip tannin finish.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest: Picked on the 10th, 12th and 22nd of March
Vinification & Elevage: Three parcels of fruit were harvested, one of which was whole bunch pressed. 10% fermented in old oak Puncheons with the balance fermented in stainless steel. Barrel stirring of yeast lees post ferment during maturation until bottled after 6 months.
Viticultural Notes: 2020 is characterised as a long and cool season. Winter rains continued into spring giving full verdant vine canopies to set up the growing season. Flowering conditions were less than ideal leading to reduced fruit yields. The season progressed with very mild conditions frequently without prolonged sunlight. These mild conditions and cool nights extended the ripening period for grapes well into Autumn and allowed for the evolution of cool climate characters retaining vibrant natural acidity.