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Gembrook Sauvignon Blanc 2017



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  • Yarra Valley fruit from old vines
  • A rich yet vibrant expression of Sauvignon Blanc
  • Part fermented in seasoned oak and lees aged for 9 months

“The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc comes from grapes picked from our estate grown 33 year old vines. The consistently warm summer produced a wine with slightly higher alcohol than usual, resulting in a sauvignon blanc with more body, giving it a rich mouth feel, while maintaining its herbaceous flavours. After the earliest vintage on record at Gembrook in 2016 due to extreme heat in December and January, spring preceding the 2017 vintage was cool and wet in the Yarra Valley. This delayed budburst and flowering, resulting in a later harvest. However summer brought beautiful even, warm temperatures with cool nights; perfect weather for a long ripening season for our grapes. Happily, Vintage 2017 will produce wines in the tradition of excellent quality expected from Gembrook Hill.” – Producer’s note