2018 Manon ‘Forest White’ Sauvignon Blanc
This is from all five small parcels of Sauvignon on the farm. The final wine is a mix of different ferments - some with maceration and some without. For this bottling, Mon and Tim decided to run the wine to bottle with just a few grams of sugar remaining and bottle it under crown seal so that it would develop just whisper of CO2. The wine develops a natural preservative and is all the more refreshing as a result.
The style of this cuvee is a great reflection of the year - it has delicious, round fruit but really more-ish minerality. It's now bone-dry and has just a tickle of refreshing CO2. It is very, very difficult to put down once you've started, which is just the way we like it.