The 2016 Adelaide Hills Black Thursday Sauvignon Blanc was sourced from a number of vineyards in the Adelaide Hills – 4 from Gumeracha and 2 from Kuitpo. Two parcels were picked early to maximise the herbaceous, apple and cucumber notes in the wine but carefully balance the citrus and melon notes. The remaining three parcels were picked around the 11-12 baumé mark with maximum balance of natural acid, tropical flavours and mild citrus notes. All parcels were picked in the early hours of the morning to allow the previous day’s heat to dissipate prior to being harvested.
Very pale green straw with luminous hints of green. Brilliant clarity. Aromatic freshly cut tropical melon with nuances of passionfruit, crisp apple and freshly squeezed lime juice. Hints of gooseberry, box tree and cucumber. Lush fruit driven palate which is lively and refreshing, exhibiting balanced tropical fruits and citrus along with crisp freshly chilled apple and cucumber. Well balanced linear acidity lifts the fruit sweetness and gives a mouth watering finish of great length and flavour persistence.