Tropical fruits and lime with a touch of gun smoke. The palate is a basket of sun-ripened stone fruits and passionfruit, blackcurrant with just a touch of grapefruit. Gentle power with a dry lingering finish.
After harvest the grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at a range of temperatures to capture the intense varietal flavours. After extensive tasting trials by the winemakers, the wine was blended, finished and bottled.
- Alcohol: 13.0%
Residual Sugar: 3.5g/l
The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is the best regular bottling I can recall from Babich. It’s pristine and pure, with aromas and flavors of gooseberries and hints of nectarine and snow pea pods. Medium-bodied and adequately concentrated, it should drink well for a year or two. - Robert Parker 89 Points