2016 'The Lucky Punter' Sauvignon Blanc
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. 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.
Fruit is harvested in the cool of the night. The fruit is de- stemmed and crushed then gently pressed, resulting in a fine free-run cut and a pressings component. These are handled separately. The free-run juice is chilled to preserve the vineyard expression and purity of fruit. Once the juice has settled, it is racked off solids and seeded with yeast. A cool, temperature controlled fermentation is carried out over 10-14 days. The wine is chilled to 5 degrees celsius and filtered prior to bottling.
pH 3.1 TA 7.6g/L ALC 11.5%
Nick Walker, David O'Leary, Keeda Zilm
Pale green hues
Intense passionfruit and tropical notes.
Vibrant, lively and refreshing. The tropical fruit spectrum follows through from the nose with punchy passionfruit and generous stonefruit. Full of flavour with fresh minerality.
A great conversation wine that would go well with a Thai prawn salad.
Best enjoyed when young and fresh. The ideal summer drink.
Cool ferment temperatures preserve aromatic intensity and purity of fruit.