Bleeding Heart Sauvignon Blanc (12pk)
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Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: South Australia
Winemaker: Jim Zerella
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Summary: Bleeding Heart Wine was born from a shared passion in the wines and vineyards of South Australia. The ancient soils and moderate climate create rich and full bodied wines that are incredibly satisfying. Few that experience the food and wine or the beautiful landscape could argue that it is not better a bleeding heart than none at all.
Vineyards: Sourced from established vineyards in the Adelaide Hills and the Lower Murray. The sheltered aspect and cold Autumn nights of the Adelaide Hills combine to ensure excellent aromatics and the retention of natural acidity in the elegant fruit harvested. Lower Murray component delivers impressive intensity of flavour and length.
Winemaking: Fruit is harvest during the early morning hours to retain freshness before a fast and precise vinification in stainless steel with minimal oxygen contact to maximise fruit expression and aromatics. A cool fermentation (15 to 18 degrees) is undertaken in stainless steel tanks before maturation on lees for four months to build depth and texture with malolactic fermentation prevented.
Vintage 2020: 2020 had its challenges with a dry start and only a small portion of rain and with much of the country suffering drought conditions. The warm dry spell continued in December with some extreme hot temperature days recorded. It was a late ripening year and yields were down but despite the challenges it will be another excellent vintage across South Australia.
Tasting Note: A lifted nose of passionfruit, cut grass and lemon citrus. The palate has fruit intensity with spice and subtle herb notes. The finish is long, dry and very refreshing. A consumate all rounder this is a wine that will partner very well with garden salads, fresh fish and light creamy pastas.