Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia
The post modern style of Australian Sauvignon Blanc, effusive with aromatic herbaceousness, freshness and piquant tropical fruit on the bouquet, a generous palate and revitalizingly clean finish. Taylors have collated the ripest, most well endowed parcels of fruit from splendid Adelaide Hills vineyards. Components are treated to the most exacting vinification techiques, preserving the crisp expression of grapes in the vineyard for a wine that sings of spirited Sauvignon Blanc.
Sauvignon Blanc is harvested on the basis of taste and ripeness, in the middle of the night to retain the fresh fruit characteristics. Grapes are destemmed, pressed and cold soaked on skins in the presses for a day to increase precursor flavour extraction. A component is included as whole berries. Fermentation is carried out using a strain of yeast to highlight varietal fruit character. The majority of juices are vinified at 15°C to 17°C in fermentation vessels, a portion is treated to slightly higher temperatures which increases texture and encourages the development of punchy passionfruit characters. All components are assembled at the Clare Valley wineworks before bottling with minimal fining and filtration. Alcohol 13.3%
Pale straw with a green edged hue. Distinctly varietal in nature with fresh aromas of passionfruit, rockmelon and guava over a hint of cut grass. Taylor has a fresh and zippy palate with regional varietal flavours of passionfruit, guava and ruby grapefruit, filling the mouth with flavour and cleansing acidity. It closes to luscious lychee characters which leave the mouth fresh and revitalised for the next sip.