2021 Whitegate Skin
Colour: Clear, bright pale straw with clear edges
Aroma: Very complex with lemon pith, finger lime, plum blossom,
elder-flower and just hint of struck match from time on lees.
Palate: Characters of fresh yuzu, longan and dragon fruit, great
acid drive with wonderful length and freshness. This wine has amazing
texture from time on skins and a lovely creaminess from the time on lees
with lees stirring.
Region: Strathbogie Ranges
Variety: 100% Savagnin
Production: 117 Cases
Vinification: Two day cold soak, followed by fermentation on skins
of between 8 and 20 days to build complexity, gentle punch-downs twice a
day to extract the amazing character of the thick skins without extracting
too much tannin, before being pressed off into barrel for a total of 37
days of fermentation with lees stirring twice weekly to increase
complexity and mouthfeel.
Maturation: Following fermentation the wine was moved to tank to
retain freshness and those wonderful citrus and floral aromas.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Whitegate Savagnin Vineyard Profile
Size of Vineyard Block: 1.1 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Planting density: 1,200 Vines/Ha
Average Vine Age: 17 years
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm
Soil: Sandy loam, giving way to decomposed granite.
Altitude: 480 Meters