The long, cooler ripening period we experienced in Vintage 2017 was the total antithesis of the conditions we saw in 2016. This has resulted in white wines with lower alcohols and leaner, dryer palates displaying abundant natural acidity. It also allowed plenty of time for flavour development in the grapes and allowed us to pick purely on grape flavour and not simply on sugar levels. This is clearly evident in our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc which whilst looking lean and tight in its’ youth, is displaying a complexity of flavour not normally associated with Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus, green apples, passionfruit and melon flavours abound, all supported by crisp, drying acidity that leaves the palate screaming for more. The acid will soften and integrate over the coming weeks and months, allowing the flavours to express themselves even more. As we like to say, we make a Sauvignon Blanc for grown-ups.