The lion’s share of the fruit came from the cooler southern half of the region, including our Chapman Brook Vineyard. Various canopy management methods are used, with the objective being to maximise fruit flavour development. The typical soils of these vineyards are geologically ancient, free draining sandy loams with a high percentage of lateritic gravel.
The 2010 harvest in Margaret River continues the run of excellent vintages, again marked by a very dry and mild summer. The only significant rainfall for the vintage period was not until mid-April, ensuring a perfect ripening period with fruit retaining pristine varietal flavours, showing great concentration and intensity.
When harvesting sauvignon blanc the emphasis is placed on capturing vibrant fresh flavours with clean acidity. Fruit is generally machine harvested at night to take advantage of the cooler temperatures. Fermentation takes place in 100% stainless steel tanks. The wine was assembled after three months on lees and bottled in June 2010.
13% alcohol, 6.4g/l total acidity, 3.28 pH.
Good Wine Guide 2011 The Age, Sydney Morning Herald
A fresh, crisp sauvignon from the west, showing ripe lime citrus, dark-leaf herbs, stony notes and a good serve of restrained tropical fruits. The palate has immensely supple flesh and texture, with plenty of acid to kick the finish along. Very tidy.
James Halliday Top 100 Wines
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