TANDEM SERIES SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON
Brilliant pale straw.
Lifted aromas of passionfruit, white peach and pear drops with hints of lemongrass and citrus rind.
Juicy palate, almost sherberty mouth feel, lemon curd, guava and honeydew melon feature on the palate with subtle cut grass and delicate lemon blossom notes, well-integrated natural acid with a crisp mineral finish.
The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were each picked at optimum ripeness during the coolest period of the night to help retain the vibrant primary fruit flavours. The fruit was transported directly to the winery post-harvest, crushed and pressed to tank and allowed to cold settle. 48 - 72 hours later the juice was cleanly racked and inoculated with VL3 yeast to maximise varietal characteristics. The ferment temperature was kept at around 13-14 °C, this helps retain the fresh primary fruit aromas while also developing a complex fermentation bouquet and increased palate weight and texture. Post ferment the wine was fined with traditional additives, cold stabilized and bottled.
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The 2019 vintage as a long, cool vintage. It started off with a cooler than average spring and summer and this followed through vintage. Canopy management and attention to detail were key to getting fruit ripe and avoiding disease. Yields were low across the board. The results have been punchy aromatic whites, fine natural acidity, spicy shiraz and more elegant cabernets.
13.0 % v/v
2 - 4 years
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