The fruit for this Sauvignon Blanc is from South Australia’s premium cool climate grape growing region, the Adelaide Hills. The unequivocally cool climate and very old podzolic soils over a quartz base of low to moderate fertility make for ideal growing conditions, giving the Adelaide Hills an enviable and growing reputation for magnificent white grapes. Due to the ideal growing season in January and February, the 2016 vintage has delivered exceptional quality and flavour.
Sauvignon Blanc parcels were harvested when grapes displayed perfect balance between sugar, acid and tropical fruit flavours. Fruit was destemmed then crushed and sent straight to press. Juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to help encourage varietal expression and flavour. Post fermentation, wine parcels were blended to achieve the desired wine style with a lifted bouquet and fine fruit profile.
A vibrant nose of tropical fruits, sweet melon and citrus tones with hints of nettle. The palate shows a passionfruit sweetness and a touch of grapefruit, with plenty of flavour and fruit length.
pH 3.19 | TA 6.54g/L | RS 2.6 g/L | Alc 12.5%
87 POINTS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 2016 - “Bright, youthful and inviting, the bouquet shows white stone fruit, grapefruit, rockmelon and lime zest characters. The palate delivers pristine fruit intensity together with vibrant mouthfeel and juicy acidity, leading to a lingering crisp finish. Friendly and very tasty. At its best: now to 2018”.