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Sherwood Estate 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
The Sherwood Estate 2010 Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown at our Rowley Crescent, Sandy Creek and Stoney Range vineyards.
Frosts in early October 2009 resulted in lower crop levels and January and February were very wet. Luckily this was followed by a very dry period leading up to harvest which allowed the clean, dry fuit to stay on the vine longer. This resulted in very concentrated flavours and good acidity.
The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night through April, 2010. It was then transported to the winery in one tonne bins where the fruit was gently pressed. Selecting from only the free run and light pressings, the juice was settled and cool fermented for an average of 19 days. Following an extended three month period of yeast lees contact, the various parcels of Sauvignon Blanc were blended together, lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.
The Sherwood Estate 2010 Sauvignon Blanc displays fresh, lively gooseberry and passionfruit aromas with a touch of cut grass on the nose. The palate is rich and concentrated with a beautiful, balanced finish.
A wine to be enjoyed over the next two to three years.
Analysis at Harvest
21 - 22.5 Brix
7.5 - 9.0 g/l TA
3.10 - 3.25 pH
Analysis at Bottling
12.5 % Alcohol
1.5 g/l Residual Sugar
7.2 g/l TA