Jilyara 'Honeycomb Corner' Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (Margaret River, Western Australia) "...passionfruit, green apple, herbs..."
The grapes were harvested in the cool of the night to retain the fresh, clean varietal characters of Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit was crushed and pressed immediately after the fruit was harvested before being racked off the lees and fermented under temperature control to ensure the varietal characters of Sauvignon Blanc are preserved. It was then fined and filtered and sent to bottle showcasing the perfectly crisp, clean aromas and flavours of a Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc.
The 2018 vintage will go down as a classic, great all-round year. Flowering and fruit set were also exceptional giving solid yields across WA. Some significant rain events in December set up the vineyard with good levels of ground water to see them through ripening. A relatively cool summer has allowed for slow, steady ripening of whites, retaining high levels of natural acidity. The moderate temperatures continued allowing for optimum ripening conditions for reds resulting in wines with elegance, structure and flavour.
"A new producer who has delivered a precise sauvignon blanc with purity of fruit and enjoyable mineral characters that coarse through the wine. It is has an ever so slight green fleck in the glass with aromatics of lime, gooseberry and some faint tomato leaf. The palate continues the citrus thread with crunchy acidity but generosity of mouthfeel before a build of grapefruit like texture gives complexity to finish." - 90 Points, Patrick Eckel
"Lifted floral notes on the nose, amongst passionfruit and fresh herbal notes. Green apple, lemon citrus and tropical notes linger on the palate with fresh crisp acidity on the finish."