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Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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BLUE GOLD & TOP 100 – Sydney International Wine Competition 2016
Gold Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2016
Gold Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016

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Description

Tasting Notes

Vintage
2016
Grape variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Oak maturation 42% of the wine spent 4 months in French Barriques. 21% in new oak and the balance 1 and 2 year old oak
Alcohol 13.0% Alc/Vol
Release date August 2016
Colour
Pale green/straw.
Aroma
Clean with underlying richness and varietal fruit characters of lychee and passionfruit. There’s a subtle hint of blackcurrant along with lime and well integrated cedar oak. There is a herbaceous thread through the wine of pea shell and nettle along with underlying wood smoke.
Palate Full and textured with a rich creamy texture. There is lychee, lemon thyme, nettle, roasted red capsicum and passionfruit along with balanced cedar oak and wood smoke.
Food matches Goats cheese salad with asparagus, scallops with pea puree.
Peak drinking Drink now to 2019.

Winemaker Comments

Viticulture

Handpicked fruit from the open lyre trellis “Home Block” vineyard went into this Sauvignon Blanc. The 2016 vintage was another classic year for white grapes in Margaret River allowing plenty of time during the warm month of February to ripen the fruit to our specification.

Winemaking

The handpicked fruit was harvested very early in the morning, then sent immediately to the winery for processing. 58% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel with a known yeast strain. The remaining wine was fermented in French barriques with 21% of the blend being fermented with wild yeast on medium solids. The final blend was put together in June 2016.

Storage / Bottling

Bottled under screw cap into a premium burgundy bottle in June 2016. After elevating the Sauvignon Blanc to the ‘Premium’ status within the Forester range in 2009, we have further increased the structure and complexity of the wine through barrel fermentation, partial wild fermentation and storage on lees.

Awards & Achievements

James Halliday Wine Companion

2015 Sauvignon Blanc 94 Points
2014 Sauvignon Blanc 95 Points
2013 Sauvignon Blanc 95 Points (Plus Selected as a Special Value Wine)
(Plus Best of Sauvignon Blanc 2015 List)
2012 Sauvignon Blanc 94 Points
2011 Sauvignon Blanc 94 Points
2010 Sauvignon Blanc 94 Points
2009 Sauvignon Blanc 90 Points
2008 Sauvignon Blanc 90 Points
2006 Sauvignon Blanc 93 Points
2005 Sauvignon Blanc 89 Points
2004 Sauvignon Blanc 92 Points
2003 Sauvignon Blanc 90 Points

2016 Sauvignon Blanc

BLUE GOLD & TOP 100 – Sydney International Wine Competition 2016
Gold Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2016
Gold Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2015
Silver Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2015
Bronze Medal – Adelaide Wine Show 2015
Bronze Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2015
Bronze Medal – Rutherglen Wine Show 2015

2014 Sauvignon Blanc

92 Points – Ray Jordan, West Weekend Mag, 17th to 18th January, 2015
“A little partial barrel fermentation has added spice and texture to this savvy from Margaret River to create something a little more interesting. Creamy and slightly nutty characters on the nose with rich tropical notes. The palate displays texture and mouth feel with plenty of deep flavours. The crisp acid keeps it tight and focuessed through to the finish. Best drinking now to 2019.”

2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Gold Medal – Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show 2013
94 Points – Wine Showcase Magazine New Releases Tasting April 2014
Silver Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2013
Bronze Medal – Adelaide Wine Show 2013
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2013
Bronze Medal – Royal Hobart Wine Show 2013

95 Points – James Halliday Wine Companion (Plus Selected as a Special Value Wine) (Plus Best of Sauvignon Blanc 2015 List)
“Hand-picked estate-grown Home Block grapes were cooled overnight; 43% cold-fermented in stainless steel using a yeast tailor-made for sauvignon blanc, the remainder fermented in used French barriques, 14% with wild yeast. Purity is the watchword for this wine, its green pea, grass and nettle flavours largely hiding an undertow of tropical notes, the package accelerating on the powerful finish. Drink by 2015”

95 Points – WineGenius.com
“A core of racy, tropical vibrancy runs through its spine. Well boardered by grassy herbaceous character, with green beans, floral lift and punchy acidity. Powerfully fruit-driven, and elegantly balanced, this maritime Sauvignon Blanc is outstanding.”

2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Highly Commended, Judged With Food – Sydney International Wine Comp 2013
Silver Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2012
Bronze Medal – Royal Sydney Wine Show 2013
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2012
Bronze Medal – National Wine Show of Australia 2012
Bronze Medal – Royal Hobart Wine Show 2012
Bronze Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2012
Bronze Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2012
Bronze Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2012

2011 Sauvignon Blanc

4 Stars – Winestate Tasting May Edition 2012

2010 Sauvignon Blanc

GOLD MEDAL – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2011
Bronze Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2010
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2010

2009 Sauvignon Blanc

90 Points: Ray Jordan WA Wine Guide 2010
Bronze Medal – Rutherglen Wine Show 2010
Bronze Medal – Cowra Wine Show 2010
Bronze Medal – International Wine & Spirit Comp 2009
Bronze Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA 2009

2008 Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze Medal – Rutherglen Wine Show 2008

2007 Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2007
Bronze Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA 2007
Bronze Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2008
Bronze Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2007

2006 Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2006
Bronze Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA 2007
Bronze Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA 2006
Bronze Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2006
92 Points: Ray Jordan’s WA Wine Guide 06/07

2005 Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2006
88 Points: Ray Jordan’s WA Wine Guide 05/06

2004 Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2004
Bronze Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2004
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2004

2003 Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2003
Bronze Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2003

2002 Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2002
Bronze Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2003

Additional information

Weight 3.97 kg