2015 del Rios Sauvignon Blanc
The del Rios 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is a barrel-influenced style differing from the more mainstream, more fruit-filled style, we seek to create a more complex expression of the fruit. The wild yeast used for fermentation provides a more subtle articulation of the fruit, a more generous palate, and greater longevity.
Complex mineral and gooseberry flavours, subtle oak, finishes crisp and dry.
Gold medal (5 stars) - 2020 Winestate Magazine Sauvignon Blanc Awards
|Grape Varieties||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Vineyard||Mt Anakie, Geelong|
|Harvest date||15th March 2015|
|Details||Alcohol: 12.5% | pH 3.3 | Acidity: 7.1g/L|
|Cellaring potential||Drink now, cellar up to 6-7 years from vintage.
The hand-picked fruit was whole bunch pressed. 50% of the juice was racked off sediment to another tank and inoculated. The other 50% was left to undergo natural fermentation. The wild yeast provides a more subtle expression of the fruit, a more generous palate, and greater longevity.