Sauvignon Blanc Barossa Adelaide South Australia
A wine of limited production and suitably high demand, fashioned from the distinguished vineyard of Dennis and Val Kraft at Tanunda, which consistently delivers an impeccable quality of fruit with balance and definition. Vines are fully mature and well into their fourth decade, they perform magnificently every vintage, yielding a big, exotic tropical fruit style of Sauvignon Blanc with firm structure. In some years, a component of Adelaide Hills fruit is included, to enhance the Barossa refinement with a dollop of cool climate steelyness and vegetal.
Fruit is harvested throughout the cool of night, grapes from the distinguished Kraft vineyard always ripen fully to develop vibrant fruit character while maintaining fine and clean, natural acidity. Parcels are crushed and drained through a tank press, the free run juices are cold settled forty eight hours before racking off gross lees. Separate batches are transferred to fermenters, in some years a portion may be vinified under new French oak. Ferments are carried out at low temperatures to retain freshness. Upon completion, batches are held on yeast lees for several months to build texture, before assembling into a wine which expresses the outstanding character and refined balance of Kraft Vineyard.
Pale golden hue. Vibrant green melon, fresh tropical fruit and subtle passionfruit aromas, complimented by delicate floral. The palate is round with crisp fruit flavours, grapefruit, honeydew melons and varietally characteristic green herbaceous tones. The clean fruit flavours are enhanced by refreshing lemon citrus and crisp acidity leaving a lingering and satisfying finish. Fashioned to a vibrant drink now style, the perfect for accompaniement to spicy Asian and piquant seafood recipes.