Stonehaven Stepping Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2021
This bright and youthful Sauv Blanc focuses on just what the Limestone Coast can offer. Sorting takes place in the vineyard, during the night, to ensure maximum freshness and to make certain that the varietal characters are not lost. A gentle pressing a cool fermentation follows. 20% of the wine sees fermentation in barrel, to add to the mouthfeel and complexity. The wine then spends three months on its yeast lees.
Bright and clear, there is the merest tinge of gold, with the bottle exhibiting the modern and appealing new labels that appear across the range. This is classically varietal with hints of nettles, dry herbs, citrus and summer garden herbs, entwined with some gooseberry and passionfruit notes. Upfront flavours making the wine easily approachable, it offers a mid-length finish. An ideal style for chilling and enjoying over summer.