The 2021 White Pointer Sauvignon Blanc is lively, with punchy acidity and great intensity of flavour. The wine is fermented ‘dry’ so there is no residual sugar, but the apparent “sweetness” comes purely from the primary fruit and natural flavour. Aromas of lychees and cut grass, with passionfruit and citrus on the palate. This wine is ready to drink as a young wine, but will remain fresh and bright with short term cellaring.
The 2021 vintage was the second vintage to be vinified in the newly built state of the art Winery and Cellar door facility which was just awarded the Best Building Excellence Award in the $2-5 million category at The Master Builders SA Awards. The Sauvignon Blanc was harvested late February 2021. It was machine picked by our Pellenc grape 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.