Swiftburn Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Our Central Otago grown Sauvignon Blanc is made to display classic Sauvignon herbaceousness, a touch of tropical fruit and a textural structure we only see in Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc. It is something a little different. The wine is full and textural in the mouth and has long lasting flavour. Handpicked and whole bunch pressed this is a small batch wine. Wild yeast fermentation, extended lees contact, and a small portion fermented in barrel gives the wine the texture and length we are looking for.
In the glass the wine displays pungent Sauvignon characters of lemons and limes, grass, passionfruit and Central Otago dried thyme and floral notes. The fresh fruit salad and citrus flavours dominate the mid palate, which has good fruit weight and texture. Herbal notes and a hint of spice are a highlight in the back of the palate, overlaying a broad and rich acid which gives a calm and complex finish.