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RegionTumbarumba, NSW
ColourPale straw with green hues.
AromaDistinctly varietal with intense passionfruit and grapefruit aromas with a varietal herbaceous twist.
PalateA fresh style showing intense passionfruit and other exotic tropical fruit flavors. The lively acidity & fruit sweetness is spot on coupled with a delicate mineral finish.
Growing ConditionsA warm & dry growing season, with a cool January followed by a warm February & March provided ideal ripening conditions. Gradual sugar accumulation, great acid retention and a balanced crop level with even flavor & phenolic ripeness.
Vinification/MaturationIndividual blocks of Sauvignon Blanc were picked based on flavour ripeness and style. These parcels were gently pressed to ensure minimal colour and phenolic extraction. After gentle fining and settling, the juices were then carefully racked and inoculated with selected yeast strains. Predominately fermented cool between 13-15 degrees in tank for aromatic fruit flavours. A portion was barrel fermented in new and older French oak for texture and length. The wines were then left on natural yeast lees to build texture and complexity. Following maturation the wine was then carefully blended, gently fined and bottled.
Acidity (TA)6.73 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Last Tasted Date31-07-2018
Peak Drinking2017-2018
Tasting Notes

Created by the McWilliam’s Wines family, the McW 480 range is a celebration of the high altitude regions of New South Wales. Harvested from vines grown at an average of 480 metres above sea level; fresh, fragrant and vibrant, these cool climate wines are a perfect match to many cuisines.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm


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