Rosily Vineyards Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Appearance

Pale with a slight green hue, yet brilliantly bright.

Nose

Lifted sub regional flavours including lemon grass, lime zest and tropical tangy notes.

Palate

Refreshing with crisp, mineral acidity. Restrained herb and gooseberry fruits partner citrus notes. Subtle partial French oak treatment adds weight and complexity to the palate

Cellaring

This is a wine we recommend drinking 12-15 months from release date (31st May 2017)

VINEYARD NOTES

The 19.62 tonnes of Sauvignon Blanc harvested this year was a 5% increase on the long term average. Bunches were 3% heavier than usual, while berries were 2% smaller than usual. The Sauvignon Blanc began to ripen on the 29th of January (about 7 days later than is usual for this variety) and harvest commenced 39 days later. This exactly matches the long term average ripening period for Rosily Sauvignon which shows that the classic Willyabrup ripening process was enjoyed despite the later than usual start.

WINEMAKER NOTES

Hand harvested, then crushed, destemmed and chilled before pressing. Only free run juice and light pressings retained for Rosily wine; medium and heavy pressings removed. Oak treatment: 10% Barrel matured for 2 months in French Oak (100% new)

PRODUCTION

Average Production (over 18 years) – 950 cases. 2017 Production – 909 cases


Technical Data

  • Region : Margaret River wineries ,

  • State : Western Australia,

  • Alcohol : 13.00%,

Buy it Now

Ray Jordan

Wine Guide 2017

A medium-bodied merlot with plenty of good things to like about it. It’s medium to full bodied with a controlled structure of fine powdery tannins and fine grained oak. A little chocolate and red berry character with some lightly toasted oak. Some nice savoury features. CELLAR 5 years

Ken Gargett

One of the first ‘17s off the rank and a pleasure to drink. Very young, obviously, with gooseberry, passionfruit and tropical notes. Perhaps the tiniest hint of oak to round things out. A ripe style, juicy, with punchy acidity. Nice length. An impressive Savvy which should attract lots of fans. And one which will also stand some time in the cellar. Score: 89/100 Best drinking: now for three years. Alc: 13%

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