Sauvignon Blanc 2015

CHIN MUSIC 2015

BACKGROUND

All Heydon Estate wines are the product of single vineyards from fruit estate grown on our old Wilyabrup property in the heart of the Margaret River appellation.

This wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc from a newer block planted in 2005.

The vintage in 2015 was warm and somewhat early.

VIGNERON GEORGE HEYDON’S COMMENTS

This is our first Sauvignon Blanc, and a departure from the other wines in the portfolio, which are full bodied, oaked and made to age gracefully.

This Sauvignon Blanc is made in a riper style, avoiding overly herbaceous character often seen in the variety.

The nose displays lovely gooseberry bush, pink flesh grapefruit and wild flower aromas, with chalky overtones.

A powerful palate follows with zesty acidity, minerality and length.

Unashamedly somewhat redolent of wines of the Loire Valley, the home of Sauvignon Blanc.

Should be enjoyed whilst youthful and fresh. A style perfect for our summer and aptly named “Chin Music”!

VINIFICATION

Picked on 11th February 2015.

Fermented in closed Stainless Steel vessels to retain freshness and natural acidity.

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc/Vol:              13.6 %
pH:                    3.40
Residual sugar: 6.8 g/l