2020 Oakdene Jessica Sauvignon
Pale straw with a green tinge
Lifted bouquet of lemon rind, lime and green apple with barrel fermentation restraining the herbaceous character of the fruit.
Abundant guava, mango skin, and a mineral edge, with oak adding texture to the mid palate. Crunchy acidity adding precision, focus and length.
Sauvignon Blanc was crushed and run to barrel and inoculated with yeast with fermentation taking place over 10 days. Yeast lees were stirred regularly over 8 months while maturing in French oak barriques (15% new), prior to bottling.
Enjoy now, or cellar for the next 4-6 years, to gain mid palate weight and complexity.
REVIEWS & RATINGS
91 points, Jeni Port - Halliday Wine Companion 2022 - 'Like sucking on a juicy grape, this 1yo is super-fresh and zesty. The grape's usual herbaceous exuberance is toned down and in its place are green mango skin, lime, lemon rind and green apple. It's a well-composed, thoughtful expression. Crunchy acidity hits the spot'.