Silver Wing Preservative Free Waipara Sauvignon Semillon 2018

Silver Wing Preservative Free Waipara Sauvignon Semillon 2018 $30

Crafted from a blend of 90% sauvignon blanc and 10% semillon from winemaker Andrew Fox’s Stephenson’s Block that’d been soaked overnight on its skins, this wine was fermented in a 675 litre ceramic egg and matured for 4 months on its yeast lees without batonnage  (stirring of the lees) and was bottled in the last week of July 2018.  It’s golden in the glass and has aromas of lemongrass, fennel, hay bales, and tomato stalk.  All are replicated on the palate, which is strong and stemmy, complex and citrussy.  It’s slightly cloudy and the acidity is intense.  If you’re looking for the opposite of ‘comfortable’ in a white blend then this is your ticket.

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