2021 White Blend
A focused palate with a mineral note, the white blend is a mix of lemon sorbet, white peaches and fun times with just a pinch of white pepper. The nose washes into the palate with the bright fruit of spring and summer. It has good texture and length and is an amazing reflection of 2021 vintage - it will age gracefully.
Semillon (56%), Vermentino (20%), Viognier (14%), Muscat (8%), Chardonnay (2%).
The 2021 Sigurd White started picking in late January with the picking of Vermentino, part of the Vermentino was then fermented on skins for 14 days before being pressed off and into French oak puncheons (500ltr). The Semillon was picked February in two lots, some lower acid and some a little riper for a brighter fruit spectrum. The Semillon was fermented in a mix of stainless steel tanks and large oak barrels. Some of the Semillon was co-fermented with the Viognier on skins for a few days and then pressed to larger puncheons for the rest of its time. The Muscat was fermented on skins with some punch downs for 10 days and then pressed to old French barriques. After pressing the skin fermented whites they were pressed into a 100 yr old oak Foudre (1600L) where it stayed until bottling in August. All wines were left on their lees until late July before being racked off lees and bottled two weeks later with a small addition of sulphur.
Style: Medium body dry white
Vineyard: Barossa/Barmena, SA.
Best with: Sri Lankan fish curry, basmati rice.
Drink: Now, and for the next 7 years.
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