Widely hailed as an outstanding success, the 2016 growing season in the Adelaide Hills saw relatively dry conditions right through winter and into spring, allowing the vines to develop lush canopies without the threat of disease. Yields were above average, with excellent vine health across the region, allowing excellent fruit colour and flavour development. As a result, upon harvesting, white grape varieties from this region showed a wonderful depth of colour and excellent flavour profile.
Harvested at optimum ripeness and transported to the winery as soon as possible after picking, the fruit was immediately destemmed, pressed and floated to separate solids from the free run juice. The wine remained on lees for several weeks prior to blending to develop texture, and add complexity to the palate. It then underwent careful fining and was bottled under screwcap to protect it from cork taint and retain freshness.
Colour: Pale straw with a fresh green hue Nose Zippy aromas of fresh passionfruit, gooseberry and tangy citrus, with subtle hints of freshly cut grass.
Palate: Attractive tropical fruit combined with delightfully crisp acidity gives the wine a lingering, yet refreshing, finish.
Cellaring: Drink now, chilled
Food Match: Whole baked snapper with ginger and Thai chilli.
Alcohol : 13% pH : 3.09 Acidity : 6.76 g/l Bottling Date : August 2016