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The 2016 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is the eighth release of this Australian classic. The fruit is hand-harvested from our close-spaced Crayères Vineyard and whole bunch pressed. The wine is fermented in large old oak demi-muids. 2016 was an extraordinarily warm and dry vintage, without any heatwaves. Our Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc has the characteristics of this vintage, with some very ripe fruit flavours and very good texture and length. The 12-year-old vines from the Crayères Vineyard are showing their potential to produce world-class fine wines of a delicate texture, balanced acidity, flavours and alcohol and very good length and complexity.
The 2016 vintage was extraordinarily warm but without any heatwaves. Like 2015, it was also an early vintage. Budburst finished late in September 2015, and flowering was in full bloom by mid-November 2015. The fruit was hand-harvested one week later than in 2015. Wanting to wait until the full expression of the fruit, with no green flavours was achieved.