Little Sweetie 2022
|Grape Variety||99% Semillon, 1% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Release date||January 2022|
||Clean and ripe with lime, lychee,pineapple, candied lemon and snow pea.|
|Palate||A rich and harmonious palate that is soft, silky and just a little sweet. There are fresh flavours oflime, honeydew melon and guava. The wine has a soft and sweet finish with lingering tropical fruit characters.|
|Food matches||A range of light dining cuisine, an everyday wine for all occasions.|
|Peak drinking||Drink now.|
Fruit is sourced from neighboring properties in the northern Yallingup sub-region of Margaret River. Direct input from Forester’s viticulturist ensures well balanced canopies and crops are grown for the ripe style desired. The 2022 vintage was a mild year for white grapes in Margaret River, allowing plenty of time during February and March to ripen the fruit to our specification.
Modern white winemaking techniques are employed in the production of the Little Sweetie, with temperature control considered critical from the moment the fruit reaches the winery. The fruit is de stemmed and crushed, then must chilled and pressed off skins in a very short space of time. The clarified juice is then racked to a tank and a specially selected yeast used for fermentation. Fermentation is then stopped with the desired amount of sugar required for this slightly sweeter style of wine.
Storage / Bottling
Bottled under screwcap into a Riesling bottle.