2018 Vanguardist Blanc
WOODSIDE, ADELAIDE HILLS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The Vanguardist range represents the epitome of what we are about. Pushing the realms of standard winemaking to deliver intrigue, excitement and utmost quality, without any loss of sense of place. Ultimate dedication to the craft of viticulture and winemaking, encapsulated in a bottle – through our lens.
“Lime, cut fennel, mild herbal fragrance. It’s tight, with slightly nutty sake-like flavour, fine powdery texture, intense yet quiet, with a very long limey finish. I was reviewing wine solo, but nipped off to pinch some of the kids’ Chinese dumplings, and coming back now, this wine is really singing.”
94 POINTS - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
About one-third of the co-harvested Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc was destemmed and fermented on skins for about twelve weeks, in oeuf. The balance was foot crushed and “whole bunch pressed” after about 5 hours of skin contact.
This was transferred to old oak barriques and went through a natural fermentation. The wine underwent elevage on full lees in oak for nearly twelve months prior to racking by gravity and bottling unfined-unfiltered.
130 dozen produced
FSO2: at bottling 15ppm