2021 Lucy M Le Sauvignon Sensuel11384
VARIETAL: Sauvignon Blanc
REGION: Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA
WINEMAKER: Anton Von Klopper
The sauvignon blanc is from Robert Surmann’s vineyard in Totness with 30 y/o vines grown on Black Sandy soil overlying petrified schist, it is V.S.P. Trained and spur pruned. The grapes are whole bunch pressed with the free run fraction going into large format oak (this wine is 100% free run)18.5 where it is fermented and aged, until it is bottled. The juice from wild oysters, alluring scent of a tropical forest in the dry season. She tastes of savoury yellow jackfruit, with hints of lichee shimmering into the sunset.
"The 2021 vintage was really good for us. It started with a wet spring which also benefited our new plantings of Trousseau, Grenache Blanc, Gamay, Garganega, Sangiovese….. (a mixed bag) with sunny windless days around flowering which led to good fruit set.. This was followed by a cool summer which keep the vines calm with even slow ripening. Thank you for your kindness Demeter for the bountiful harvest."
"We are proud of being among the first natural winemakers in Australia with the first vintage in 2007 and now to have achieved making wines that are chemical free. But our commitment to human health has led us to trying to make wines with lowers alcohols by picking early and changing of winemaking techniques because we feel that a wine at 11.5-12% or lower is better for you and more enjoyable socially. In the last couple of years we have worked on reducing VA, mousiness and lacticobacillis fermentation in bottle, common challenges in making natural wine. Making natural wines that are sound is an art and a skill but there is no better wine to drink!"