2018 Oakdene Jessica Sauvignon
Pale straw with a green tinge
Lifted bouquet of green tropical fruits and citrus with subtle nutty aromas derived from barrel fermentation.
Abundant guava and pink grapefruit, vanilla and a mineral edge, with oak adding texture to the mid palate. Citrussy acidity adding precision, focus and length.
Sauvignon Blanc was crushed and run to barrel and inoculated with yeast, fermentation then took place over 10 days. The yeast lees were stirred regularly over the next 8 months while maturing in French oak barriques (15% new), prior to bottling in December 2018.
Enjoy now, or cellar for the next 4 years, to gain mid palate weight and complexity.
REVIEWS & RATINGS
The Real Review, Huon Hooke 93 points and ranked #1 of 20 Sauvignon Blancs tasted in Victoria, July 2020
'Light, bright yellow colour. The aromas are very fresh and fragrant: feijoa, passionfruit varietal notes intertwined with subtle cashew-nutty oak nuances and the faintest sweaty note. The palate is delicate, finely-textured and dry, the finish clean and harmonious, lingering and refreshing, with cleansing acid in balance, finished off by a subtle trace of tannin grip. The aftertaste is tangy and mouthwatering. A very smart sauvignon blanc. (100% barrel fermented and aged for 8 months in French oak barriques, 15% new).'