The 2021 White Pointer Sauvignon Blanc has great intensity of flavour. There are lifted aromas of passionfruit and freshly cut grass. The palate is vibrant and powerful, with zesty acidity, grapefruit and honeydew melon. The wine is fermented completely with no remaining sugars but the palate has an intensity of fruit on the finish. Perfect as an aperitif or with a spicy laksa. Vegan friendly.
The 2020 vintage was the first vintage to be vinified in the newly built state of the art winery at the Port Lincoln Estate of Peter Teakle Wines. The Sauvignon Blanc was harvested on 15th February 2020. It was machine picked by our brand new Pellenc harvester in the early hours of the morning when the fruit is coolest. The benefits of machine picking is that the fruit can be delivered to the winery and processing commenced within minutes of harvest. The fruit was crushed and destemmed into a membrane bag press for de juicing. The juice was then transferred to a stainless steel tank to cold settle before being racked off of grape ‘solids’ and fermentation commenced. Fermentation lasted 12 days. The wine was once again settled, clarified and filtered before bottling.
Situated on the Teakle property in Port Lincoln, 2 kilometres from the foreshore, with 150 meters elevation. The soils are a rich combination of sandy loam topsoil overlying a friable red-brown clay loam subsoil. The moderately warm summer temperatures and maritime breeze allow perfect ripening conditions in the vineyard. The long sunshine hour days encourage even ripening of the grapes, while the gentle breeze helps cool the bunches, retaining the beautiful natural acidity.