The 2022 Killer White Sauvignon Blanc is incredibly aromatic and varietal. It has fresh acidity, and aromas of grapefruit, green pepper and passionfruit. The wine is fermented ‘dry’ so there is no residual sugar, but the apparent “sweetness” comes purely from the primary fruit and natural flavour. The palate is vibrant and has notes of lime, white peach and lemongrass. This wine is ready to drink as a young wine, but will remain fresh and bright with short term cellaring.
The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc was machine harvested in the early hours of 17th March. The fruit was vinified in our onsite state of the art winery, which was built in 2019 and was awarded the Best Building Excellence Award in the $2-5 million category at The Master Builders SA Awards. Picking grapes in the early hours of the morning ensures they are delivered cold and fresh to the winery which naturally helps preservation from oxidation. 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 for 8 days before being racked off of grape ‘solids’, warmed, inoculated with neutral dry wine yeast and fermentation commenced. Fermentation lasted 14 days. The wine was once again settled, stabilised, clarified and filtered before being bottled in August 2022.
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.