On the heels of the announcement of one of the highest honours a Lomond wine has ever received last week (Gold at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon), what better time to introduce and take a closer look at the soon-to-be-release Snowbush 2021 White Blend.
After a 6 year hiatus, this signature Lomond blend made a return to our range under the Seven Rows label in 2019 with the construction of the new winery on the farm. Since then, both the 2019 and 2020 vintages have received a lengthy list of accolades as our agricultural practices and winemaking has continued to improve.
So what exactly is the Snowbush white blend?
Snowbush is a blend of every white cultivar we have on the farm: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Viognier. While the percentages vary from vintage to vintage, the ratio is always predominantly Sauvignon Blanc, then Semillon, with just a dash of Viognier.
All of Lomond white wines are fermented and aged in stainless steel for a very pure and lively expression of fruit. However, each year we seek out the highest quality white grapes from the best blocks of vineyard and ferment and age them in oak barrels. These small batches are then meticulously tasted and selected to make up Seven Rows wines like the Ben Nevis Sauvignon Blanc and Snowbush.
For 2021, the same award-winning Ben Nevis Sauvignon Blanc is what makes up the Sauvignon component of the Snowbush blend. the Semillon ads a beautiful texture, minerality and subtle green complexity. While the Viognier elevates the entire flavour profile of the wine while coating the mid-palate for a smooth and lingering finish.
Due to the small volumes and incredible level of effort and detail that go into all Seven Rows wines, they are only made available to Lomond Cellar Club Members. If you are a member, keep your eye out for an email from winemaker Hannes Meyer later this week with info on how you can get a case of Ben Nevis Sauvignon Blanc and Snowbush.
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