Reserve White 2014:
NOTES: Sauvignon Blanc Reserve in the first year after harvest shows a pale straw colour, fresh aromas with scents of exotic spice, figs, grapefruit and thyme. On the palate it is full and round with rich fruit sensation and minerality balanced by bracing acidity. The wine reaches its prime in about 5 years after release.
GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc 75%, Semillon 25%
VINIFICATION & AGING: Whole grape bunches are selected on sorting tables, destemmed and soft-crushed and the must is macerated with the skins for 18-24 hours at 6-8° C before being fermented in French oak barrels for 10-15 days. 10% of the Sauvignon is whole-bunch fermented ‘Maceration Carbonique’ and matured in oak. The wine of about 13.5% alcohol remains on the lees in oak for 11 months, with 40% new French oak.