PENNY'S HILL 'THE AGREEMENT' SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016

THE WINE

Agreed by the Anthony’s (Toop and Parkinson) ‘The Agreement’ owes its origins to the Toop family’s impressive cool-climate Battunga vineyard. In line with the Penny’s Hill mantra of white wines from outstanding Adelaide Hills ‘estates of mates’ this single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc shows purity, elegance, a fine balance and a clean natural acidity. All in perfect agreement!

 

THE VINEYARDS

This single vineyard fruit parcel is from the 11 acres of Sauvignon Blanc plantings in the Battunga Vineyard, located in Kuitpo in the southern Adelaide Hills. Cane pruned, these vines were planted on their own roots in 1997. Fruit was harvested during the early hours of the morning on the 18th of February at 11.4 baume.

VINIFICATION

Grapes were destemmed, crushed and chilled prior to gentle pressing with only the free run component being used for this wine. Fermentation occurred in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks using a sequential yeast inoculation with two yeast strains to increase complexity, mouthfeel and texture. Juice was fermented at cool temperatures (12-13°C) to encourage retention of Sauvignon Blanc varietal characters and the wine was lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.

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CLOSURE
Screw Cap

WINEMAKER
Alexia Roberts

COLOUR
Clear Pale Straw

BOUQUET
A vibrant Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc bouquet of kaffir lime, lemon zest and grapefruit with a flinty edge.

PALATE
Delivering plenty of fruit weight and crisp minerality, this classy, fresh, dry wine shows purity, elegance, a fine balance and mouthwatering acidity.

GRAPE VARIETY
Sauvignon Blanc

GROWING REGION
Adelaide Hills

% ALCOHOL
12.5

RESIDUAL SUGAR
1.6 g/L

ACIDITY
6.19

pH
3.16

 

 

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