2012 Killerby Premium Margaret River Fume Sauvignon Blanc
Killerby maintains its small winery essence with most of its winemaking techniques and philosophies remaining the same since it was first established in 1973. The vines are hand pruned, select parcels of fruit are partially hand picked, the wine made using small batch techniques, highest quality of French oak barriques and meticulous attention to winemaking detail.
Composition: 96% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Semillon.
Barrel Ageing: 3 months in French oak barrels.
Vineyard Notes: Sauvignon Blanc grapes were sourced from a vineyard north of the Killerby Cellar Store on Caves Road, Wilyabrup. This vineyard is low yielding and is exposed to the prevailing sea breezes keeping the vigour low to moderate.
Harvesting Notes: The grapes are harvested in early morning to retain the fresh, crisp fruit flavours. Juice was drained and settled prior to a controlled fermentation in a mixture of French oak for 3 months prior to bottling.
Winemaking Notes: This is a food lover’s wine. The style is textural and flavoursome and designed by the winemakers to be enjoyed with food.
Colour: Pale green.
Nose: Lifted balance of fresh tropical fruits, passionfruit and kiwi fruit, intermingled with delicate herbal notes.
Palate: Margaret River varietal purity, passionfruit and paw paw and a modest dash of grassy flavours, zesty lemon and a cleansing finish.
Food Pairing: Grilled calamari salad.