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2016 Black Label Savagnin

$28.00

textural  |  white peach  |  citrus  |  lychee

750ml

Not to be confused with Sauvignon Blanc, the round and generous Savagnin has a long history and is most famously produced in eastern France. Chardonnay drinkers will appreciate the weight, body and tight acidity, while those partial to an aged white wine will enjoy the tertiary characters emerging in the 2016 vintage.

Pair with butternut squash and foods that are caramelized from roasting or grilling, like crisp-skinned roast chicken or pork.

91 Points

“The palate, mid-weighted and intensely flavoured, is furled around a core of mineral crunch, bright acidity and the textural drift of gentle grape skin tannins. The finish is long and moreish”. – James Halliday Wine Companion

Wine Notes

Colour: light golden hue, hint of green
Aroma: all spice, citrus fruits + chalk (aged)
Palate: crisp apple + lemon, savoury spice
Cellar: made for long term cellaring – up to 15 years

Viticulture

Region: Yarra Valley
Vineyard: single vineyard – Melba Valley, Dixons Creek
Harvest: 9th March 2016
Method: hand picked

Winemaking

Process: whole bunch pressed, cold settled, racked with solids
Fermentation: partial ferment on skins – 20%
Barrel: two year old French oak for 9 months
Alcohol: 14.0%
Winemakers: Rob Dolan

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