The First Cut Story
The principle behind our first cut wines revolves around the winemaking term ‘first cut’ in which during the pressing cycle the softer free run juice/wine is separated from the second cut or pressings. This principle flows through to the style of First Cut wines, producing wines with great drinkability well suited to be enjoyed with food or as a drink with friends
Aromatic and intense nose with rich tropical fruit, balanced hints of asparagus and cut grass with a hint of passionfruit.
Soft and rounded palate with the freshness of melon, guava and cucumber, balanced asparagus notes and passionfruit. Well balanced acidity with a very slight textural finish. Great length and intensity.
Selected from two Sauvignon Blanc vineyards – one at Paracombe in the northern Adelaide Hills which contributes more floral and tropical notes while the other is at Kuitpo which contributes pungency, lift and hints of asparagus.
De-stemmed but not crushed, pressed off skins to stainless steel, 7% filled to old French oak and fermented in barrel while the remainder is clarified and fermented at cool temperatures using a varietal enhancing yeast. Left on lees for 2 months then blended and stabilised before being clarified.