Vibrant, pale straw in colour with classic fresh varietal aromas of cut grass and green pea; with wafts of jasmine florals. The palate shows quince and lime notes, complemented by exotic passionfruit, blackcurrant and elderflower. This is a bright, juicy, fresh wine with crunchy fruit flavours and a wonderful crisp acidity.
Case of Twelve Mad Fish Sauvignon Blanc
In the cool and temperate climate of the South West of Western Australia, the winter of 2019 gave less than average rainfall, and an expectation that yields from the 2020 vintage would be low. As the earth gradually faced more to the sun, spring uncoiled its impulsive nature, followed by a temperate warm, dry summer – setting the stage for a promising outcome.
With veraison came the flowering of the native marri blossoms to avert the attention of our indigenous resident bird population away from the fruit. Such an event negates one annoyance at least. The middle autumnal period continued to be dry, with a mild to warm temperature which began to impact vintage in early March as all varieties readied for an early harvest. Our intake was regular and moderated with
a good progression from early whites to late reds; boasting dry, warm conditions throughout.
2020 is yet another vintage from Western Australia with little complaint as we empathised with our eastern state colleagues, so ravaged by wild fires.
In summary, the vintage is very good yet slow to show its true potential. Early varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay show good varietal purity, with subtle, lasting flavours and the later reds such as Shiraz show depth of flavour, good perfume, fine tannin and poise.
When to Drink and With What
Enjoy now and over the next year with a Sicilian calamari salad, Persian feta heaped on lavosh and a host of fresh, simple flavour combinations. For something more sophisticated try a chicken roulade with prawn and dill stuffing, fennel and asparagus.
£132.00 Inc. VAT
South Western Australia
Vibrant, pale straw in colour with classic fresh varietal aromas
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Sauvignon Blanc 13.0%