Savagnin bottle

2016

Savagnin

Per Bottle
$19.00

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Case Of 6
$114.00

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Savagnin is a great option for parties or barbecues as it has wide appeal. It matches well with most foods and is also enjoyable on its own

Drinking well now and will continue to drink well for at least two years.

 
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Vintage Conditions

The 2016 growing season got underway like a shot after Rutherglen had received average winter rainfall, whilst most of the rest of Victoria received very little rain. Budburst was normal, however October was 6°C above average and the vines grew strongly after its perfect start.

The vines kept up being ahead of the average schedule with a fine, dry October and November. From then on, summer was slightly above average temperatures, but dry with perfect ripening conditions. Due to the faster than normal ripening, vintage started slightly early but finished four weeks earlier than average - it was a very compressed vintage. There were constant
warm days, without too many days over 40°C.

In summary, the season was ideal for growing grapes and the outcome is an above average year in Rutherglen for most varieties.

The reds in particular look strong.

Tasting Notes

Savagnin is a controversial variety in the Australian wine industry where all plantings were supposedly Albarino (a white grape predominantly grown in North West Spain and Portugal closely related to Riesling and Petit Manseng). A mix-up occurred when the CSIRO originally received the incorrect variety into their vine collection. Savagnin is a rare variety that is grown in the Jura region of France, believed to be a mutation of Traminer, and traditionally used to make Vin Jaune, a type of sherry.

Our particular clone has a Spanish influence, as it was grown there for over 40 years. After pioneering the way with this ‘new’ varietal, we are exceptionally pleased that Rutherglen is proving to be the perfect environment for it to flourish. Savagnin is typically a late-ripening white variety which suits the warm climate of Rutherglen.

Our Savagnin is fruity and crisp, with fresh floral and bright grapefruit-like aromas. A vibrant palate of pear, honeysuckle and
lemon zest, along with wonderfully subtle savoury heath and and herbal flavours. Our Savagnin has a lovely citrus finish with good length and balance.

Winemaking

The flavour profile of Savagnin developed well again in our Rutherglen vineyards this year. We fermented the Savagnin juice in
temperature controlled stainless steel to retain fruit and maintain the maximum amount of flavour. The wine was bottled as quickly as possible to retain the maximum amount of its natural freshness and fineness.

Wine Detail & Analysis

Variety: Savagnin
Region: Rutherglen, North East Victoria
Harvest date: February 2016
Release date: October 2016
Alcohol: 14.7%
Oak treatment: Nil
Total acid: 6.1g/l
pH: 3.32
Residual sugar: Dry, less than 1.0g/L

Awards

BRONZE - Victorian Wines Show 2016


Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm
Quantity

x Case 6, Per Bottle, Case of 3, Case of 6, Case of 12, Case of 24