Tread Softly Sauvignon Blanc (6pk)
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Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: South Australia
Winemaker: Corey Ryan
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Summary: Tread Softly is a contemporary range of wines seeking to deliver delicious, intensely flavoured wines that are naturally medium weighted and moderate in alcohol. By using more sustainable vineyard management and wine-making techniques to ensure their production has had a minimal impact to the environment. Tread Softly is committed to reducing their carbon footprint and so commits to planting an Australian Native Tree for every dozen sold.
Vineyards: Sourced from established vineyards of the rich soils of the border of Victoria and South Australia. The vines are mostly dry-grown and utilise expert canopy management to help to control ripening and vigour.
Winemaking: Harvested in the cool of the morning to avoid the warmer temperatures of the day. The fruit is quickly delivered to the winery for destemming and crushing prior to a regular fermentation in stainless steel tank. The wine is aerated and temp controlled for an even ferment and then spends 3 months in tank on solids prior to bottling and an early release.
2019 Vintage: this was a challenging year and so very much makes you think of Australia. It was a hot vintage with only sporadic rains in some parts causing the berries to ripen sooner than prior years. Through great management the resultant fruit is bright and flavourful with a soft acidity. Lucky for us this would be a drink up vintage rather than hold for cellaring. Enjoy in its youth.
Tasting Note: Flavours leap from the glass with this Sauvignon Blanc. Initially all fruit with lemon, guava and passionfruit complexed with subtle garden herb, light spice and green pepper. Wonderfully flavoursome and refreshingly vibrant and long to finish.