Clear, bright, pale straw. Primary aromas of Gooseberry, Zesty Mandarin, with a background of white peach and lemon grass. Pronounced medium bodied flavours of gooseberry, lemon rind, kumquat with a lingering and lifted finish of fresh cut grass and red pear.
The wine is an assembly of free run juice harvest of several Loire Valley clones. Fermentation is long and cool being generally three weeks between 10-12 degrees to retain sincere aromatic and flavour expression. Typical Pyrenees Sauvignon character exhibited with its long lingering flavour length affording it to be paired with more robust food faire.
Cool conditions in early spring enabled a subsequent long growing season. A warm dry summer subsided into ideal cooler autumn conditions prior to harvest.