Fermoy Estate

2021 Fumé Blanc

$30
LIMITED RELEASE - available while stocks last.

Varietals (%’S):  100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage:  2021 – a cooler vintage by Margaret River standards resulting in white wines with heightened aromatics and bright natural acids.

Appearance:  Pale straw with gold and green tints.

Aroma:  Intriguing aromas of guava and manadarin, leading into complexing notes of green olive, brine, woodsmoke, grilled hazelnuts and perfumed musk and lavender.

Palate:    Textured and complex, a full-bodied white wine with mouthfeel and intrigue.  Skin-contact during ferment heightens perfume whilst contributing phenolic crunch – peach kernel, capers and green-olive pit, whilst new French oak adds smoke, grilled nuts and exotic spice.  Acid is soft yet textured, glossy, rich – think preserved lemon, mandarin, nectarine.

Oak Detail:  50% of the blend was fermented on skins in seasoned open-top French oak puncheons before being basket-pressed direct to seasoned barriques for 6 months maturation. The remaining 50% of the blend was fermented and matured more conventionally in new French oak barriques.

Cellaring:  Ready for immediate drinking and will continue to drink well over the next 3-4 years.

Food Pairing:  A wine to drink with food. Think seafood, poultry, pork, cheese. Vitello tonnato – a classic northern Italian dish of slice poached veal dressed in a tuna & caper sauce – would be a wonderful match.

Alcohol Volume:  13.0%
Acidity:  pH 3.6; TA 5.9g/L

Residual Sugar:  1.0g/L

 

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