Coquina Sauvignon Blanc 2014
This complex wine had a variety of treatments including wild ferment in aged oak barrels, with lees stirring weekly and aged for 3 months. A parcel was destemmed by hand and lightly crushed and plunged during ferment, with some uncrushed berries providing some carbonic maceration adding to the aromatics. This was gently pressed off and aged in seasoned oak, with weekly stirring of the lees. A further parcel was fermented in stainless steel tank to provide a lively fruit character. Vine yields were low from 2 cane vines carrying only 3kg per vine and hand picked.
An array of classic Sauvignon Blanc tones combined with Lime Rock salty freshness lead into a well-structured palate. Complexity, texture and length are the stars in this beautiful Sauvignon Blanc.
New release, 91/100 Bob Campbell.