2021 Highfield Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc
A variety of techniques are used in the winery to build complexity into this bright and fruitful Sauvignon Blanc. A small portion (approximately 15%) is kept aside and fermented on skins for 10 days to contribute to the mineral texture of the wine and give characters of ginger and jalapeno. The remainder is pressed to tank where another 15% is run-off to oak for fermentation. This contributes mid-palate texture and helps to soften the acidity. The remaining 70% is fermented cool in stainless steel with cultured yeasts to preserve fruit vibrancy and fresh aromatics of passionfruit, guava and pineapples.
Aromas of meyer lemon, passionfruit, tangerine and ginger spice make way to a clean and crisp palate with a fresh acidity and sea spray minerality; guavas, pineapple, lemon curd with subtle cinnamon spice.