2016 10X Sauvignon Blanc
Our 10X wines are designed as easy drinking examples of what the Mornington Peninsula can produce. They may have been picked from younger vines or at slightly different times to achieve slightly different characteristics and, as a general rule, they see less new oak and spend less time in oak during maturation.
The end result is more approachable, more accessible and more immediately rewarding; the wines have a delicious freshness and clarity.
[A 10% discount applies to purchases of 12 or more bottles of this wine, or a mixed case of 12 or more bottles of Estate and/or 10X wines]
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Back vintages of this wine - 2014, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
At first expressive and aromatic - a bouquet of white flowers and kaffir lime, yet as it begins to unfurl in the glass it reveals layers of opulent fruit, pink lady apple and kiwi fruit which dance on the palate with mineral undertones and a bang of gun flint. It’s a distracting wine, a clean and classic line of Sauvignon Blanc complemented by richness, an arch of acidity and a touch of wild herbs. The finish of the wine is refreshing & lingers on the palate for some time.
Hand picked 23 March 2016. Clones F14V9 (68%) and H5V10 (32%) from our Judd (100%) vineyard. Yield 4.6 tonnes/ha (1.9 t/acre, ~27.6hl/ha).
Grapes hand-harvested in late March and transferred to press via gravity before being whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in old French oak barriques. Throughout a 9 month maturation period in barrel, lees were stirred and a natural partial malolactic fermentation proceeded with the onset of spring. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Dégustation match - hay smoked Flinders' mussels & charred octopus. Serve at 6–9°C.
After a very cold winter, the 2016 growing season had the highest average maximum temperature (23ºC v 21.8ºC avg), earliest flowering (10 days earlier than average) and harvest dates(23 days earlier than average) on record, lowest growing season rainfall (211mm v 348mm avg) and shortest hang time (budburst-harvest; 21 days shorter than average). The result was a dry and warm vintage with good yields.