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Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia
The Adelaide Hills are making finer and more conspicuous editions of Sauvignon Blanc every year, a sampling of the fresh crisp whites from this region tells you why. Some of the most highly prized vintages of Sauvignon Blanc are coming right out of Adelaide Hills, new local wineries and small batch makers are blitzing the competitions. We've discovered an early drinking cleanskin that offers clean and racy varietal fruit, is extremely well balanced with distinctive regionality and zesty acidity, while displaying fine length and a well rounded finish.
Originally destined to be labelled and branded by a notable Adelaide Hills estate, Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from good vineyards at Woodside. Grapes are hand selected and picked throughout the early hours of morning to enhance flavour and minimise oxidation. Whole bunches are destemmed in small batches, without crushing and gently pressed. The free run juices are fermented to dry, individual parcels are trialled and tested for suitability, those most worthy for inclusion are assembled into the finished wine, to be bottled immediately after vinification, retaining the essence of Sauvignon Blanc grown to the cool ripening, high altitude Adelaide Hills.
Bright straw edges. Intense bouquet, snow pea and green bean, a lively herbaceousness, guava, citrus and sherbet fragrances. The clean fruit and vegetable characters continue on the palate, crisp apple acids, gooseberries and bean provide complexity. Lemongrass and a touch of mineral, greenery and herbaceousness over a core of luscious tropical fruit flavours.