Renegade, 'Kyra' Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Hand harvested then shipped by Renegade in refrigerated trucks at 2˚C direct to the London winery from Bordeaux, France.
Dry. Crisp, Zesty, Minerally, Tropically, Savoury. Fresh and approachable.
So, Kyra is a clean, fresh, Sauvignon Blanc. Most of their wines use naturally present yeasts (think sourdough). With this wine, however, they wanted a clean, crisp, innovative style of Sauvignon so we used a yeast developed in South Africa in collaboration with an Australian University. We wanted to add a touch of New World to brilliant Old-World grapes.
It is a hard wine to place style wise. It is a little like a Sancerre, but with an element of South African/NZ Sauvignon added to the mix. Not crazy tropical, but not as subtle as many French styles. Hard to find a hater for this one.
Fermented in temperature controlled stainless streel tanks. Minimum added sulphur, filtered, no fining. No oak.
Region: Bethnal Green, London
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Size: 75cl bottle