Montalto Pennon Hill Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2018
The unmistakable sauvignon blanc aromas of passionfruit and lychee combine with mixed peel and marzipan, together with some faint grassy notes. Perfectly layered, there is an immense concentration of fruit, with spicy warmth and fresh, natural acidity. Simon Black, winemaker Our Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc comes in a 375ml bottle / half bottle.
The 2017 Pennon Hill Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc is a single vineyard wine hailing from our warmer Tuerong vineyard. The grapes were allowed to ripen significantly (26 Brix) prior to cutting canes to encourage further sugar and flavour concentration. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and then cold settled in stainless steel to achieve a brightly clarified juice before racking and inoculation with EC118 yeast. Fermentation temperatures were controlled between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius and the ferment arrested midway through its journey ensuring a perfect balance of sugar and alcohol.