Brut Cuvée 2022
|Grape variety||Semillon 82%, Chenin Blanc 17%, Chardonnay 1%|
|Release date||November 2022|
||Pale green – straw.|
||Fresh and fruit driven, displaying elegant characters of apple, pear, flint and fennel. There is a floral perfume along with subtle yeast lees complexity.|
|Palate||Light and textured with a fine creamy texture. Pear, fennel, lime and honeydew melon dominate the clean and lively palate. A wine with great drinkability.|
|Food matches||Fresh seafood and light poultry.|
Fruit is sourced from neighboring properties in the most northern sub-region of Margaret River. Direct input from Forester`s viticulturist ensures well balanced canopies and crops are grown for the desired fresh fruit driven style. The 2022 vintage was a mild year for white grapes in Margaret River, allowing plenty of time during January and February to ripen the fruit to our specification. Grapes were harvested at a lower baume to achieve the delicate style.
Modern white wine making techniques are employed in the production of the Brut Cuvee, with temperature control considered critical from the moment the fruit reaches the winery. The fruit is destemmed and crushed, then must chilled and pressed off skins in a very short space of time. A long cool fermentation follows, allowing for the retention of the delicate fruit characters in the base wine.