Sauvignon Blanc is a variety that has the potential to yield a wine with
a herbaceous nose reminiscent of cut grass, or moving towards green
vegetables, especially capsicum, asparagus or tinned peas. At the same
time, if harvested at the riper end of the scale, the variety tends to
show flavours associated with tropical fruit, such as passionfruit,
pawpaw and melon. The Pyrenees region normally produces a complex
Sauvignon Blanc with elements from both ends of the flavour spectrum.
The Sauvignon Blanc are amongst the oldest vines at Peerick, having
been planted in the Spring of 1990. Our object at Peerick is to produce
a balanced wine with tropical highlights set on a broad herbaceous
canvas. Correct acid levels are critical, as the style should be crisp and
the palate sharply defined. The Peerick Sauvignon Blanc is made with
a small component of oak fermentation, to introduce further complexity
and a tiny hint of fumé blanc.