McPherson Family Series Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Region: Goulburn Valley
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 12.5%
Best Consumed: 2013 - 2015

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 a blend of fruit grown in the Goulburn Valley and South Eastern Australia 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

The summer of 2012 / 2013 was hot and dry - the hot weather ripening grapes out of the 2013
vintage early and the dry spell allowing the sugars to develop fully.  Balancing sugar and acid
was tricky this year, however the vintage ended with a bang with great flavour ripeness being
achieved at the last minute.  2013 will go down as a cracking year, with excellent overall quality
and magnificent vibrant colour in the reds. 

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.