Save Our Souls Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Alc/vol. 13.5% 356 DOZ
Sauvignon from Coldstream
Brown Brooke Estate is on the border of Gruyere and Coldstream in the Yarra Valley. It sits on depleted clay loam at the edge of the valley floor.
The fruit was hand harvested after passing the herbal, gooseberry character of classic Sauvignon Blanc and started to approach more rose petal and muscat flavours. It was immediately pressed into tank and chilled for 48 hours. Alcoholic fermentation occurred naturally and was followed by full malolactic conversion. The finished wine stayed in tank on gross lees for 11 months. No sulphur was added until bottling.
Pristine in appearance with a pale golden straw colour. Slightly reductive on opening with hints of dehydrated pineapple, orange rind and honey. As the wine evolves it takes on more apple tart aromas with hazelnuts in the background. The palate shows candied lime and limoncello. It is richly textured and very savoury with juicy acidity.