2021 Cape Jaffa Sauvignon Blanc
Style: Fresh, light and crisp.
The inspiration: Sourced close to the ocean, from what we believe is one of the best sites for Sauvignon Blanc in Australia.
The grapes were picked in two stages to get a mix of ripe tropical notes and herbaceous lift. The wine was then treated carefully to maintain and enhance its naturally lifted aromas. We aim to get the balance right to create a refreshing wine that tastes good with our local crayfish, or just by itself.
Following harvest, the first parcel grapes had a touch of skin contact, this is where some special aromatics happened. The grapes were then gently pressed, and the juice transferred to stainless tank for fermentation. The wine was inoculated with yeast and kept cool during the ferment and then blended and bottled early to capture the lovely aromatics and freshness. The second parcel underwent a similar treatment but instead of stainless we put these into our concrete eggs to build some more texture and complexity of flavours.
Tasting notes: Bright tropical fruit – think guava, apple and green mango. A rounded soft mouthfeel with a zesty acid drive.
Cellaring: The fresh crisp nature of this wine is conducive to drinking as young as possible (the wine that is).
Food Pairing: Think fresh food, especially seafood. A wine that is alive, for food that is alive! This includes chilli, lemongrass and all those delicious South East Asian flavours.