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McPherson Family Series Sauvignon Blanc 2011


Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Alcohol: 12%
Best Consumed: now
Acidity: 5.93 TA
ph: 3.3
Sugar: 3.7
Bottled: May 2011
Release Date: June 2011



This beautifully balanced unoaked wine displays intense aromas of passionfruit, gooseberries and fresh pineapple with only a slight hint of herbaceous characters such as capsicum and tomato bush leaves.  These characters follow through onto the palate and the fresh, crisp acid provides a lingering, refreshing finish.

 

Viticulturist Notes

This wine is made from fruit grown in the Goulburn Valley region of Central Victoria from our own vineyards.  Following delivery and crushing of the grapes during the cool of the night, the Sauvignon Blanc juice was cold settled and racked.  An aromatic yeast was used for inocculation and this parcel was cool fermented for 7 days.  The resulting wine is fresh and vibrant
showing lovely tropical fruit flavours with a hint of typical herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc characters.

Wine Harvest Notes

2011 is the year the drought finally broke in Australia.  Amid much celebration, there were some challenges for our winemakers, who worked through the extraordinary rains to make some excellent wines.  Some vineyards were lost to floods, but those that survived produced wines that are light in style, colour and alcohol, with some exceptional wines emerging from the sodden earth.

 

Food Recommendations:

A fabulous food wine, Pickle’s Sauvignon Blanc is a great match with light, fresh seafood dishes, and is best enjoyed surrounded by love and laughter.