Sauvignon Blanc is a regional speciality in the cooler Adelaide Hills. The wine is unoaked to maximise its fresh varietal character and overall tangy, zippy flavours.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Pale straw-green the perfumed bouquet offers passionfruit, kiwi fruit and citrus aromas that set the scene for the palate, with a feline grace that would capture the most ardent despiser of sauvignon blanc. Mature vineyards and years of practice make this the most dependable Australian Sauvignon blanc. Drink to 2014 with ScampiRating 96 - James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines, The Weekend Australian Magazine, 19-20th November 2011, Page 31
Winery Tasting Notes
The aroma has restrained Sauvignon grassiness and some lime, grapefruit and passionfruit notes.
The palate is fresh and lively with pure fruit varietal flavours and crisp acidity. A benchmark for Australian Sauvignon Blanc.
Best drunk young.
Sourced from selected sites throughout the Adelaide Hills with over 50% from our own vineyards at Woodside and Balhannah. Whole bunches were crushed, chilled and pressed before fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation as we look to protect fruit purity and natural acidity.
An unusually cool and wet vintage, with above average rainfall in February and March, provided conditions that were challenging for some varieties but which suited Sauvignon Blanc well. The long and cool ripening season gave us vibrant aromatics and crisp acidity.