Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc 2020 750ml
Situated on the banks of the Murray River, the Oxford Landing vineyard produces grapes perfect for fresh and varietal wines. The more fertile sites are chosen for Sauvignon Blanc, allowing full, healthy canopies to provide the perfect microclimate for optimum flavour development. A good balance of light and shade provided a steady and even ripening period.
The grapes were picked in the coolest part of the evening and left on skins post crushing to allow for maximum flavour extraction. To assist with preservation of natural fruit flavours the juices are handled with minimal air contact. Cool fermentation follows with aromatic yeast strains to enhance the punchy varietal zest of Sauvignon Blanc. A percentage was fermented on skins, which has added an extra dimension of complexity.
Despite a weak La Nina developing over the Pacific Ocean in late 2017, growing conditions throughout the season remained warm and dry. Benign weather during flowering in October and November ensured our vines set a good crop of grapes. The harvest commenced on the 22nd January, which is spot on average and proceeded unabated in almost perfect conditions.
Pale straw with a tinge of green. Fresh and zesty aromas of green nettles, passionfruit, lemongrass and mango. Light bodied showing layers of fresh lemongrass and papaya flavours. Fine, crunchy acidity helps to focus the taste buds on the finish which is persistent, clean and utterly delicious. Drink with Asian shredded chicken salad with crushed roasted peanuts, or a delicious, crunchy oriental fried noodle salad.
Region: South Australia
Total acid: 6.0 g/L