2018 La Petite Vanguard Bistro Blanc
90% SEMILLON 10% SAUVIGNON BLANC
WOODSIDE, ADELAIDE HILLS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
We’ve always thought of the La Petite Vanguard as being our example of a Bistro style wine – the experimental baby brother to Vanguardist. Youthful & vibrant, with great drinkability countered by layers of complexity from thoughtful use of solids, skin contact, oak, and other vessels.
The majority of fruit was whole bunch foot crushed in the vineyard, and held for around 5 hours before pressing and cold settling in tank. This was then rough racked and inoculated with a ‘pied de cuve’ from the same vineyard.
A cold (12-14 degrees) ferment took place in tank and made up about 85% of the final blend.
Dozen produced: 210