2016 Mantra Barrel-Aged Sauvignon Blanc - Amato Vino
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2016 Mantra Barrel-Aged Sauvignon Blanc

$35.00

An exotic style of Sauvignon Blanc incorporating wild barrel ferment, with no additions, stabilising, fining or filtration. Cloudy and moreish, racy and ripe. A creamy mouthfeel, yet juicy and complex.

Best lightly chilled – with antipasti, roasted vegies or creamy pasta and risotto.

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An exotic style of Sauvignon Blanc incorporating wild barrel ferment, with no additions, stabilising, fining or filtration. Cloudy and moreish, racy and ripe.

Fruit sourced from the western Wallcliffe sub-region was fermented wild in one-year French oak barriques and a puncheon; aged on lees, gently stirred for eight months. This wine has a bright golden colour and appears cloudy (deliberately) from the minimal settling and zero fining/filtration.

Dusty straw and smokebush greet on the nose, some coriander root, kaffir lime, and a touch of musky-scented perfume. In the fruit spectrum you’ll find nutty peach, kiwi-fruit/lychee, pear and fresh pineapple. A hint of vanillan French Oak adds some lift. A creamy mouthfeel, yet juicy and complex, leads off with melon and fig, white peach/nectarine, and finishes with zesty lemon/lime – all softened by the gentle warm oak.
This wine should be enjoyed with minimal chilling only. Do not over-chill. Harmless tartrates may form in the bottle over time.

Best lightly chilled – with antipasti, roasted vegies or creamy pasta and risotto.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for 2016 Mantra Barrel-Aged Sauvignon Blanc

  1. Avatar for Brad

    Brad

    Cloudy but fine, as they say in the classics. Just-ripe pineapple, spice and smoke, slight acetone perkiness, vanilla, lime and apple. Complex. Very good too. Has a silky smooth feel, unobtrusive acidity, juiciness, savoury elements, and a ripe grapefruit tang in the finish. Such a good drink. It’s subdued, and very tasty.94 Points
    Gary Walsh – The Wine Front, March 2017

  2. Avatar for sharon batley

    sharon batley

    Wild ferment in used French oak, on lees 6 months, unfined/unflitered. Smells of a lime daiquiri, spicy, too, but this is all about the texture and there’s lots of it working alongside the racy acidity. Savoury, moreish, salty, with a softness along the palate.
    Jane Faulkner for James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

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