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2013 Adelaide Hills Wyebo Fully Worked Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Notes

VINTAGE

2013

REGION

Adelaide Hills

GRAPE VARIETIES

Sauvignon Blanc

VINEYARD

This vineyard lies in the heart of the Adelaide Hills on Wenzel Road just south-east of Oakbank. David and Sue Cherry (nee O'Leary) planted this vineyard in 1990. The Adelaide Hills is arguably one of the best regions in Australia for Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. The soil profile is brown loam with limestone and slate schist, contributing to good drainage and moderate vigour. The elevation of this cool climate region consistently offers a natural balanced acidity to the single vineyard wine. 

VINIFICATION

Fruit is harvested by hand and transported to the winery in a refrigerated truck. The juice is then drained and gently pressed resulting in a fine free-run cut and a pressings component, kept separately in stainless steel tanks. The free-run is transferred to French oak hogsheads for primary and malo-lactic fermentation. Once complete, the barrels are lees stirred three times a week for six weeks. This adds another layer of complexity and texture to this delicate single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. After several months the wine is racked to tank, chilled and filtered prior to bottling.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

pH 3.30 T.A. 7.3 ALC. 12.0%

WINEMAKERS

Nick Walker, David O'Leary

COLOUR

A lively pale straw with fresh green tinges.

BOUQUET

This wine displays lifted gooseberry, lychee and nectarine with honeydew and passion fruit.

PALATE

Fine yet powerful with great fruit weight and intensity of flavours. Hallmark Sauvignon Blanc varietals balance with fine oak, creamy layers and clean crisp acid.

FOOD MATCH

An excellent food wine. Try fresh seafood, scallops, white fish, sushi, Italian creamy pasta dishes, antipasto and dips.

CELLARING POTENTIAL  

5-8 years

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