Plantagenet Three Lions Sauvignon Blanc 750ml (Mt Barker, WA)
The grapes were machined harvested at optimum ripeness in the coolness of the morning to help retain the fragile vibrant primary fruit flavours. It was transported directly to the winery, crushed and gently pressed to tank and allowed to cold settle. 48 hours later the juice was cleanly racked and inoculated with a selected yeast strain. The ferment temperature was kept at around 14-15 °C, this helps retain the fresh primary fruit aromas while also developing a complex fermentation bouquet and increased palate weight and texture.
A dry Winter and mild Spring was followed by a warm growing season with welcome rainfall in December and January leading to full, healthy canopies enabling excellent yields and great flavour development.