2021 Anim Sauvignon Carbonique

Sauvignon Blanc and carbonic maceration - together at last! This wine from Coal River in Tassie takes a new look at a classic grape.

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Yep, you read that right. Carbonic maceration and Sauvignon Blanc. For anyone uninitiated, carbonic maceration is a fermentation technique which results in increased fruitiness in wine. Sauvignon Blanc is already pretty fruity, so this one is off the charts.

That said, it also saw six weeks on skins and full malolactic fermentation, so there really is a lot going on here.

Golden colour, with a perfume which leaps from the glass - lychee, guava, passion fruit, green grasses and crushed mint - and a generous flavour profile of spring blossoms and fruits. There is a little bit of texture and grip too, making this a more serious wine than you'd first expect.

"Carbonic maceration, 6 weeks on skins. Skinsy orange, full malo, unfined, unfiltered. Spring garden aromatics. Crunch. Interest. The 12ha Clarence House Vineyard, first planted by David Kilpatrick in 1998, is farmed with Max’s input and boasts several different white and red grape varieties that affords opportunities for both interesting co-ferments (our Field) and single varietal offerings. The rolling, undulating site has soils primarily derived from dolerite and basalt. Positioned in the foothills of Mt Rumney, the Estate lies in a small corridor between the Knopwood Hills and Meehan Range, located between Hobart and the Coal Valley."

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