Cape Landing 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
2019 Sauvignon Blanc
Margaret River, WA
Our Cape Landing 2019 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded a GOLD Medal and rated 96 points at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, making this wine the highest rated Australian Sauvignon Blanc at DWWA 2020 and the only Australian Sauvignon Blanc awarded a GOLD Medal.
This crisp single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc has a refreshing palate of stone fruit, melon and cinnamon, balanced by focused flavours of pear and lime, with subtle tones of creamy French oak. The judges at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, in their tasting notes, described the wine as "Heady with tropical guava, herbaceous grass and gooseberry aromatics, lime marmalade, spice and bright lifted acidity sparkle on the elegant, focused palate"
- Region Margaret River
- Vintage 2019
- Type White Wine
- Variety Sauvignon Blanc
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 13.2%
- Bottling Date
The fruit was picked at optimal perfume and flavour, while still preserving natural acidity.
Our 2019 Sauvignon Blanc has been recognised with a medal at the Langton’s 2019 Margaret River Wine Show and a Gold Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 ('DWWA 2020'). The wines rating of 96 points at DWWA 2020, made it the highest rated Sauvignon Blanc in Australia at the DWWA 2020 and the only Sauvignon Blanc from Australia to achieve the distinction of a Gold Medal.
- Vintage Notes
The 2019 vintage in Margaret River was very challenging but ultimately very successful. Spring was slow and cool, Summer was moderate with reduced strong solar days and wet weather restricted. The failure of many native tree species to flower led to late season bird and bee pressure but late warmer conditions produced fruit of superb quality despite lower than average yield.
- Vineyard Notes
Our blocks of Sauvignon Blanc vines are all planted north- south, allowing even sunlight and warmth on either side of the canopy throughout the growing season. The canopy is managed to ensure a perfect balance of shade and light, keeping the fruit healthy and allowing for gradual and controlled development of fruit flavour while retaining the grapes’ natural acidity and minerality. After veraison, the vines are covered with bird netting through to harvest.
Our pristine Sauvignon Blanc fruit is harvested in the cold, early hours of the morning. The fruit is destemmed and crushed to press cold, with the low temperatures at harvest and during processing, helping to preserve the finer and more delicate aromatics and textures. The juice is separated from the skins as quickly as possible, to avoid any extraction of harsher phenolics, but still yielding a juice of fine texture and focus. After a brief settling, only the clearest juice is racked off lees and the fermentation process begins, with a small percentage fermented on premium French Oak. The ferment is kept cool for its duration, once again helping to preserve and retain the more delicate aromatics and characters of the fruit and growing site. Once the wine is dry, it is racked off its heaviest fermentation solids, with approximately 30% of the wine fermented on premium French Oak and matured sur-lee (on yeast lees) for 3 months, before being returned to stainless steel for blending, light fining, filtration and bottling.
- Tasting Notes
This crisp single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc has a refreshing palate of stone fruit, melon and cinnamon, balanced by focused flavours of pear and lime, with subtle tones of creamy French oak. The judges at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, in their tasting notes, described the wine as "Heady with tropical guava, herbaceous grass and gooseberry aromatics, lime marmalade, spice and bright lifted acidity sparkle on the elegant, focused palate".
Class Single Vineyard 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Pale lime green with hints of mother of pearl.
White pear, grapefruit and freshly cut limes.
A pristine entry of white fruit and a tensile balance of acidity and fine fruit tannin. Flowers, rockmelon, nectarine and cinnamon drive a palate of purity and mineral persistence.