Garagiste Cotier Sauvignon Blanc
From vines planted to sand over brown loam, the grapes underwent 100% whole bunch fermentation for 22 days. After maturation in old oak for 9 months, the wine was bottled un-fined and unfiltered and with only minimal sulphur. This crackles with smoky spice, lifting from the glass with notes of cracked pepper, chilli seeds, tarragon, celery salt, bison grass, wet rocks, the first smoulder of lit autumn leaves and nuances of sweetly smoky fig backed up by a dry-toned cassis note. The palate has a lightly glycerol-like feel that is structured by chalky phenolics and relatively gentle but apparent acidity.