2016 Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc
Our Seventeen Valley range is a considered, handcrafted wine for connoisseurs. Our best fruit goes into this range and it's made with our best efforts and only in our best vintages. A special occassion wine, available very selectively.
The grapes for this wine were grown on our Cromarty Vineyard in the Southern Valley sub region, which has older soils of clay and glacial outwash. The sauvignon blanc grown on this site is characterized by fruit of excellent concentration with a riper fruit profile and a profound length of flavour.
The grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed to gently extract juice. The juice was then fermented in seasoned French oak barriques with natural indigenous yeast from Mount Riley’s vineyard and winery. Lees stirring was carried out post fermentation to build weight, texture and complexity. The wine matured on lees for 8 months post fermentation with no sulphur added until just prior to bottling.