Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia
Black Chook is a collaboration between maestro Ben Riggs and Tony Parkinson, proprietor of the salubrious Penny's Hill. Grapes are sourced from the Tomich property at Woodside in Onkaparinga Valley, a family owned and operated vineyard which yields the quality of fruit which has brought Adelaide Hills such renown. A vital Sauvignon Blanc that's fresh, beautiful to the taste and as invigorating as the cool Hills from whence it came, the idyllic growing conditions at Woodside deliver a gorgeous wine with crisp mineral textures and revitalizing palate.
The Galvanized Wine Group is a mob of Aussies with plenty of passion and good creds. The intrepid Ben Riggs makes the wines but all stakeholders, growers and staff get in on the act. To make a Black Chook, selection of site is central to the finished style of wine. The Tomich vineyard yields fruit with exceptional quality and balance. The unequivocally cool climate, very old, low to moderately fertile podsolic over schitz quartz soils yield outstanding Sauvignon Blanc. Parcels of grapes from Block J and Block L are destemmed straight into the press. A regimen of skin contact is employed to extract maximum flavours before inoculation and controlled, low temperature fermentation.
Light, bright straw colour. Freshly cut spring grass and sage on the nose, paired nicely with citrus and a touch of passionfruit sweetness to the mid palate. Call this a wine of many adjectives, fragrant and full of flavour, redolent of fresh herbs and cool climate fruit, stimulating, just perfect with food.