2016 Mawson's Cape Denison Limestone Coast Sauvignon Blanc
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Wrattonbully, on the Limestone Coast, is a land of ancient Terra Rossa soils over a maze of limestone caves – a place of discovery. We named our Wrattonbully vineyard in honour of Australia’s acclaimed geologist and iconic Antarctic explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson.
Winemaking / Viticulture: Our Wrattonbully vineyard plantings of Sauvignon Blanc are extensive. This bounty allows excellent fruit choice and only the best grapes are selected for Mawson’s Cape Denison Sauvignon Blanc. Vineyard selection, combined with using only the free drained juice without the pressings, gives very fine, intense fruit flavours. After fermentation the wine was left on light lees until blending allowing it to build complexity and palate weight.
The fruit for Mawson’s Cape Denison Sauvignon Blanc is grown on the deeper loam and clay soils of our vineyards in the Limestone Coast region. The more fertile soils encourage vigorous growth creating cool shaded fruit that preserves the intense flavours of this variety.
Winemakers Notes: Pale straw in colour, 2016 Mawson’s Cape Denison Sauvignon Blanc opens with the aromatics of fresh nettles and cut grass; there is also the faint nuance of lemon zest and tropical fruits. Lees stirring has added an extra dimension with flinty, almost funky notes evolving. The palate is full and textural, it bursts with flavour. There is spice complementing the fruit, which adds a lovely balance to the wine. The finish is quite savoury and textural, with preserved lemon and dried herbs.
Mawson’s Cape Denison Sauvignon Blanc is best consumed in its youth; try with lemongrass Thai green curry and zucchini noodles or with locally farmed barramundi or Southern Rock lobster.
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
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