Place: Geelong, VIC
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Words from the distributor, Bibendum
The Matt Holmes' versions of this wine feel a tad lighter on their feet than Glover's deep-set 'beasties'. The 2017 was drawn mostly from 1996 plantings on the eastern edge of the Winery Block, with some fruit from new plantings on Olive Tree Hill. Holmes then split the fruit three ways: a third was destemmed and lightly crushed before fermentation on skins for one week, finishing in older puncheons; another was whole-bunch pressed to puncheons (10% new); and the remainder whole-bunch pressed to tank. This is one of Australia's finest examples of this grape.