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Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Sémillon 2016


The Man O' War Gravestone takes it’s name from the fluted basalt boulders that surround the estates volcanic hilltop vineyards. It is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (65%) and Sémillon (35%). The Sémillon and a portion of the Sauvignon Blanc was fermented separately in oak puncheons as clear juice and cultured yeast and the remainder Sauvignon Blanc in tank as cloudy juice and wild yeast.

Classic Sémillon characters of chalk dust and fresh herbs with complex fennel bulb characters from the wild Sauvignon. The palate is focused and structured with tense acidity and ripe fruit tannins giving persistence and clarity.