2007 Fume Blanc
Inviting, rich, golden hay colour with a complex nose of guava fruit, papaya, roasted almond, brioche and flinty minerality. This old world styl Fume Blanc has excellent structure, a rich body and great length.
We exposed all bunches to sunlight at fruit set with leaf removal on the East side of the canopy to maximize fruit ripening. Green harvest was performed at the first sign of veraison and we only left the bunches that were well exposed to sunlight to promote ripening, concentration and the expression of terroir.
The grapes were hand picked, sorted and lightly whole bunch pressed. The juice was cold settled for 48-72 hours then racked. The juice was then warmed and transferred to the barrels for fermentation. The wine was fermented with native and commercial yeasts and we let the ferments reach 24-26 degrees Celcius. Lees were stirred weekly during ageing to promote a better mouth feel. The wine was belnded in August 2008 and filtered before bottling.