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Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial pebbles and infused by the minerality of quartz schists, the opportune vines yield a small range of.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»
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Wicks Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2018 CONFIRM 2018 VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia
Wicks Estate take Sauvignon Blanc very previously. Heading up the winemaking team is long time family friend Tim Knappstein. After many years experience with Sauvignon Blanc, Knappstein made a move to the Adelaide Hills where he played a major role in pioneering it as a premiere cool climate region. Knappstein's efforts are set to further Wicks Estate's reputation as one of the icon producers of Sauvignon Blanc in the Adelaide Hills. A charmingly perfumed effort maintaining the punch and lifted varietal character of the finest Sauvignon Blanc.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$203.00
Throughout the growing season, the team monitor grapes reaching full ripeness. Fruit is harvested in the cool early mornings to capture and retain all the characteristics of premium Sauvignon Blanc displaying a wonderful array of flavours, ranging from sweet tropical fruits through to the fine crisp expression of snow peas. Parcels are individually destemmed and crushed, chilled and treated to a gentle airbag pressing with the free run fractions kept separate to highlight the quality of fruit. All fermentations are run cool, with strict temperature control enabling the retention of freshness and vitality. After extensive trials, the final wine is assembled on the basis of flavour profile and outstanding varietal character.
Light citrus straw in colour. An enticing bouquet of lemongrass and tropical fruits backed by greener vegetable elements. A fine textural mouthfeel with crisp minerality, pure and refreshing. Aromas of tropical fruits and attractive varietal flavours are balanced by an elegant, lively palate finishing clean and crisp. Match with fresh king george whiting.
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