A complex and varietal Sauvignon Blanc. On the palate, plum and textured with nettle peashell, subtle smokey notes and balanced oak. Medium intensity with herbaceous pungency and subtle oak. there is nettle grass and peashell with underlying passionfruit and smokey notes. Pale green/straw colour.
Goats cheese salad with asparagus, scallops with pea puree.
Handpicked fruit from the open lyre trellis “Home Block” vineyard went into this Sauvignon Blanc. The 2017 vintage was a cool year for white grapes in Margaret River. The very low cropping year produced intensely flavoured grapes with balance acid and sugar levels.
The handpicked fruit was harvested very early in the morning, then sent immediately to the winery for processing. 64% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel with a known yeast strain. The remaining wine was fermented in French barriques with 21% of the blend being fermented with wild yeast on medium to high solids. The final blend was put together in July 2017.
Bottled under screw cap into a premium burgundy bottle in July 2015. After elevating the Sauvignon Blanc to the ‘Premium’ status within the Forester range in 2009, we have further increased the structure and complexity of the wine through barrel fermentation, partial wild fermentation and storage on lees.
In The Spotlight
2017 Sauvignon Blanc
Gold Medal – Langtons Margaret River Wine Show 2017
Silver Medal – Wine Show of Western Australia 2017
4 1/2 Stars – Winestate Magazine 2018
Silver Medal – London International Wine Challenge 2018
Commended – Decanter World Wide Awards 2018
Bronze Medal – Royal Sydney Wine Show 2018
Bronze Medal – Royal Sydney Wine Show 2017
|Varietal||98% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Semillon|
Forester Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017
- Producer: Forester Estate
- Region: Margaret River, Western Australia
- Availability: Pre-Order