2023 Sauvignon Blanc


Clone: Own rooted H5V10 – Vines planted in 1999.

Sourced solely from Lone Star Creek Vineyard, Upper Yarra Valley

Fruit picked on 17 March, 2023


Oliver Johns (Cre & Fin Wines, Dixons Creek)

Total crush: 61 dozen

Sauvignon Blanc

Bottled: 11 February, 2024

Crushed, destemmed and cold soaked for two days. Pressed & transferred to barrels for fermentation to zero residual sugar.

Yeast inoculation

11 months maturation on lees in used Hogs Heads (300l) before transfer to stainless steel prior to bottling. No sulphur added until October, 2023.

Contains preservative – SO2

Vegan friendly: no animal products used.

12.0% alc/vol; Approx. 7.1 standard drinks.

Tasting notes:

This is a serious wine with deep yellow colour with a golden hue. The bouquet is a cocktail of tropical fruits and gooseberry fool. On the palate this wine has personality with a lot going on – there’s complexity, weight, and texture from the time in seasoned oak and no intervention for nearly eight months. Soft acids, almost creamy mouth feel. Very un-sauvignon blanc like.

Would be great paired with delicate cheeses, or other less strident terrines.