Aromas of white stone fruits, citrus and flint are complemented with fine mineral and nut characters on the palate. Crisp, lemony acidity gives the wine elegance and a lingering finish. Patient cellaring of this wine will reward.
Very low yielding chardonnay vines were hand-picked into small baskets before being whole bunch pressed. The juice was fermented in a mix of new and old French oak barriques, with partial wild ferment. Frequent lees stirring was carried out for a period of 2 months, and malolactic fermentation is allowed to occur spontaneously. The wine was left to mature in the oak for 15 months prior to racking and bottling.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from old vines on the Deviation Road vineyard. This site is situated at 550m in the famously cool Adelaide Hills. This altitude ensures cool conditions during ripening, ideal for delivering freshness and elegance.
Fermentation: barrel fermented, some wild yeast
Pressing: whole bunch pressed into French oak
Residual Sugar: 0.4 g/l
Cellar: 5 years
Clear, pale lemon.
Refreshing green apple, mint and pineapple.
Driven by lemon and passionfruit, the acid is clean and gentle, balanced by a slightly grapefruit sweetness at the end of the palate.
Lenswood, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
100% Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Best enjoyed upon release. Food Pairing Suggestion：Fresh oyster or light seasoned seafood such as steam sole with spring onion. Thai Chicken salad with fresh herbs and fish sauce. Goat cheese.
Grapes for this single vineyard wine were hand harvested on March 12 from two small blocks on our Uley vineyard at the northern end of the Piccadilly Valley.
Initial juice analysis showed a Baumé of 11.6 degrees, pH 3.09 and titratable acid of 7.7 g/litre. After crushing and gentle pressing, the juice was fermented to dryness at low temperatures to enhance fresh fruit characters.Following stabilisation in tank, the wine was filtered and bottled on 2nd July 2019. Alcohol 12.5%.
Classically varietal and aromatic, the wine displays citrus, pear, guava, elderflower, herbaceous and faint grassy aromas followed by a generous palate with persistent fruit flavours, minerality and crispness and a spicy, tingling finish from the natural grape acidity.