2018 Gilbert Sur Lie Sauvignon Blanc

Highly Rated
95 point lees-aged Sauvignon Blanc from Orange.

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A top quality wine inspired by the powerful white wines of Bordeaux here from young NSW gun winemaker, Will Gilbert.

To build more intensity and complexity in the palate, Will fermented most of this Sauvignon Blanc in oak barrels, 20% of which were new, and allowed the wine to rest on lees for six months before bottling.

For the last twelve weeks of it's life in barrel, Will stirred the lees through the juice lending roundness, texture and generosity to the finished wine.

It's a beautifully balanced example of Sauvignon Blanc from the cool climes of Orange.

Fermented and matured in oak (80%) of which 20% was new oak, the remaining 20% was matured in tank. It was then left on full lees for 6 months, post fermentation the wine was stirred weekly for 12 weeks, settled, clarified and bottled in November 2018.

95 Points - "Destemmed fruit, aged in oak, 20% new, and on lees for 6 months. This is terrific. It's more citrus-toned with grapefruit and pith, lemon sorbet-freshness and talc-like across the palate. Hint of melon, lots of spice, complex, textural yet light on its feet." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Gilbert Wines

Will Gilbert is a seventh-generation winemaker based in Mudgee in country NSW who's taken up the family mantle in recent years.

The Gilbert family sources fruit from local vineyards in and around the Mudgee area as well as from premium vineyards in the cooler region of Orange. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc feature heavily in their excellent lineup as well as a suite of experimental wines, including Pet Nats and Piquettes.

Will is one of the most exciting young winemaking talents in NSW at the moment. If you like to keep your ear close to the ground on what's hot, Will's wines are to have a close eye kept on them.

Winemaker Will Gilbert Gilbert Wines

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