2023 Apricus Hill Sauvignon Blanc


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Apricus Hill, established in 1995, is the highest vineyard in Denmark on Western Australia’s far south coast.  At 750 feet above sea level and with panoramic views of the Southern Ocean the vineyard experiences a significant maritime effect with cooling ocean breezes making it a true “cool climate” vineyard.

This Sauvignon Blanc has been made with only the “free run” juice – the first run, finest quality juice without the bitterness and phenolics associated with the grape skin.  Two thirds of the juice was fermented at low temperatures in a stainless-steel tank to capture the inherent delicacy and finesse of this aromatic variety.  The balance was fermented in new French oak 500 litre puncheons adding texture, spice and complexity to the blend.

A brilliant, clear steely white with youthful green hues with a vibrant lifted nose of gooseberry and citrus with grassy, savoury notes and hints of gunflint and toasty French oak.  Grapefruit and passionfruit combine with a textured savoury mid palate with hints of melon and spicy vanillin oak leading to a long crisp finish.

This wine will improve with up to 5 years careful cellaring. The use of screw cap technology is critical to the longevity of this wine.