Sauvignon Blanc Limestone Coast South Australia
Subtle variances in terroir differentiate Norfolk Rise vineyard from other sites, just part of the complex formula to producing quality cool climate Sauvignon Blanc of the highest order. The perfect environment lends itself to the formation of esters which translate into the most flavoursome and elegant wines. Let the fruit hang on the vines a little longer and grapes accumulate flavour whilst retaining refreshing acids. Norfolk Rise is sweetly scented with a pleasingly drying palate, perfect to the accompaniement of seafood or asparagus with hollandaise.
Sauvignon Blanc is planted on near perfect Terra rossa soils, providing an ideal level of nutrient and water retention. Vines are significantly influenced by the cooling sea breezes of the Southern Ocean and it's associated climate. Nearby plantings of Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla) which grow to over 200 feet provide an impressive, dominating influence over the surrounding landscape and the vines. Grapes are selectively harvested, full protective handling is employed to avoid any oxidation or browning. Juices are clarified, inoculated and vinified at lower temperatures. Upon completion, components are assembled and bottled immediately to maximise retention of fresh fruit characters.
Pale yellow straw olour. Lifted, floral bouquet with fresh vibrant tropical fruits. Medium bodied palate, lush tropical characters, gooseberry and subtle herbaceous notes that are so distinctive of Sauvignon Blanc, balanced by a refreshing acid mineral spine and persistent chalky finish.