Bright and clear with hints of gold.
White fruits and hints of melon.
Not very full flavoured but the typical Mosquito Hill honey dew melon in evidence. No noticeable wood flavours, so quite an elegant style.
As with all our chardonnay’s this will easily improve in the bottle for seven or so years and then maintain excellent drinking for 5-7 years more.
An early vintage with the fruit picked late in February at beaume of around 12.5. The crop produced about 27HL/ha (1.5 tonnes/acre).
The wine was made oxidatively, so no sulphur was added until the end of the alcoholic fermentation. The grapes were pressed and the juice was cooled in tank for 48 hours and then racked to French oak barrels, with about 20% being new barrels.
This is typical of the slightly lighter (lower in alcohol) style we are now making, with much less overt oak influence.
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.