JO’S WINEMAKING / VITICULTURE I made this wine from a blend of fruit grown in our vineyards in the Goulburn Valley and along the Murray River. Following delivery and crushing of the grapes during the cool of the night, the Sauvignon Blanc juice was cold settled and racked. An aromatic yeast was used for inocculation and this parcel was cool fermented for 7 days. The resulting wine is fresh and vibrant showing lovely tropical fruit flavours with a hint of typical herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc characters. JO’S HARVEST NOTES Another season has come and gone and we are once again astounded by the joys and challenges that Mother Nature continually throws our way! 2018 is a very good year for quality, the season was warm and dry and we were kept on our toes as once we started picking everything ripened up pretty quickly. Intense flavours came in late this year - holding off picking to allow maximum flavour means alcohol in the grapes will also marginally rise - so resulting alcohols will be a little higher than we saw in 2017. The whites are all fruit forward, with lovely fresh acidity whilst the reds have excellent colour and flavour to match. This vintage is a beauty and subsequently we have made some cracking wines in 2018.
JO’S WINE DESCRIPTION This beautifully balanced unoaked wine displays intense tropical fruit aromas of passionfruit, papaya and ripe pineapple with a hint of herbaceous characters such as capsicum and tomato bush leaves. These characters follow through onto the palate and the fresh, crisp acid provides a lingering, refreshing finish.
JO’S FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS A fabulous food wine, Pickle’s Sauvignon Blanc is a great all-rounder and is best enjoyed surrounded by love and laughter.
VINTAGE INFORMATION Region South Eastern Australia Varietal 100% Sauvignon Blanc Alcohol 12.0% Best Consumed 2018 - 2021