Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: South Australia
Vinification: Grapes were harvested in smaller slotted bins and transported in refrigerated trucks to the winery in the Piccadilly Valley, which allowed for the first time to whole-bunch press the fruit. It was then chilled in a cold room overnight before being whole-bunch pressed. After cold settling for 19 days in a stainless steel tank, it fermented in one new 3,000L French oak foudre. After 3 months of very slow alcoholic fermentation in the foudre, the wine had 7g/L of residual sugar based on our rough analysis and the wine was racked, and lightly sulphured, to an older 2,000L French oak foudre, where it stayed for another 5 months. It was bottled on the 7th of January 2016.
Ageing/Maturation: Matured in old 2,000L French oak foudres for 5 months. Bottled on the 7th of January 2016.
Sweetness: 5.82 g/L
Terre A Terre White 2013
The vines are now starting to show their potential to produce world class fine wine with delicate texture, balance between acidity, flavours and alcohol and very good length and complexity. Just 800 dozen were produced for the 2013 vintage