Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia
A vital expression of Sauvignon Blanc grown to high altitude vineyards from Kuitpo through to Kersbrook. Alta captures the wondrous cool climate charm of Adelaide Hills, an area so very renowned for stylish white wine. Alta initially debuted onto the market with the aim of producing the single best effort possible, exclusively Sauvignon Blanc. Individual parcels are chosen for their strong varietal intensity and regional eloquence, each contributes its own character to the finished wine. Made to drink now, generous with fruit flavours and crisp palate structure.
Regular assessments leading up to vintage ensure that grapes are picked when flavours are most intense and the balance ideal. Sauvignon Blanc is harvested throughout the cool of night, crushed with open rollers to minimise phenolic and colour extraction. The biggest challenge is to ensure that the fresh flavours and finesse of juices are retained throughout the winemaking. Several yeast strains are used based on their ability to highlight varietal flavours and enhance palate structure. Free run and pressings are vinified, some on skins, in a combination of fermenters and large 4000 litre French oak casks. Batches are racked on lees after the completion of ferment and stored cool prior to assemblage.
Pale, icy green hue. Fragrant citrus blossom, passionfruit and spicy guava. Instantly mouth filling with rich pear, fleshy lime and spicy lemongrass penetrating the mid palate. Crisp acid adds exuberance and persistence whilst providing balance and freshness. Alta offers the solid backbone of fruit character to accompany bolder flavours, goujons almandine, chillied muscles or thyme and garilc chicken.