2018 La Petite Vanguard Bistro Blanc

2018 La Petite Vanguard Bistro Blanc

$30.00

90% SEMILLON 10% SAUVIGNON BLANC

WOODSIDE, ADELAIDE HILLS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

WINEMAKING 

We’ve always thought of the La Petite Vanguard as being our example of a Bistro style wine – the experimental baby brother to the 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.

The balance of 15% was made up from an extended skin contact in egg (almost 3 months). This gives the wine greater layers of texture, whilst maintaining racy flavours and mineral/ citrus character. Bottled without fining or filtration.

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Dozen produced: 210

pH: 3.12

TA: 6.5g/L

Alcohol: 11.5%