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2014 Geoff Weaver Ferus Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Geoff Weaver Ferus Sauvignon Blanc

Wild yeast-fermented in French barriques and aged on lees for 12 months. It offers a rare combination of elegance and complexity, the latter achieved without any funky/reductive characters, the former with a combination of citrus, white flowers and tropical flavours. Still cruising.
97 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion

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  • Geoff Weaver Wines is a family-owned wine business, established in 1982, and run by the former Hardys chief winemaker, Geoff Weaver. One simple thought drives their winemaking: grow grapes of excellence in a site carefully chosen to suit the variety. The Lenswood region in general, and their site in particular, is beautifully suited to make wines of power and finesse with its cool, even temperature spectrum which allows full flavour development combined with high retained acid levels crucial to the making of fine savoury table wines.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    A very good vintage with moderate crop levels (2.6 kg/vine), early ripening and full flavour development at relatively low sugar levels. We had the benefit from a generally mild summer with one hot spell in late January which was pre veraison and thus had no flavour impact. Our vines are now 27 years old and show the benefits of maturity; lower vigour, good balance and modest crop loads.  A significant rain event occurred  on the 13th and 14th of February with 127 mm of rain. Dryland management I am sure significantly helped the vines to withstanding damage from this rain. Their deep roots are less affected  than conventionally irrigated vines and they do not respond with a surge of vine growth or berry swelling. Thus they tend to continue to ripen their light crop without the flush of extra water. Harvest occurred on the 13th and 14th of March.

    TASTING NOTES

    Fragrant and subtle aroma. Mineral notes as well as florals and esters. Some creamy, lanolin notes. Elusive, rich yet understated. Much less aromatically fruity than the conventional Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is gently flavoured with the characters apparent on the nose carrying through. Ripe fruit with a rich middle palate and a lingering mineral finish with a lively acidity.

  • REVIEWS

    'Wild yeast-fermented in French barriques and aged on lees for 12 months. It offers a rare combination of elegance and complexity, the latter achieved without any funky/reductive characters, the former with a combination of citrus, white flowers and tropical flavours. Still cruising.'
    97 Points - James Halliday

    '"You take away some aromatic lift but replace it with other things, such as texture and softness," says Geoff Weaver. He is right. This has no greener, high-toned aromatics, but is complex and nutty, with richness, softness and balance. The oak is subtle and seamless.'
    95 Points - Huon Hooke