Vibrant, lip smacking Sauvignon Blanc from the O'Leary Walker team in the Adelaide Hills. Aromas of citrus and grassy, herbal notes usher through the palate comprising tropical fruits, honeydew melon and stonefruit. Finishing crisply with a mineral note, this is well worth snapping up.
Awards and Accolades
2015 Vintage: 95 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "A swirl of cut grass, green pea, citrus zest, kiwi fruit and gooseberry wrapped in the embrace of minerally acidity takes no prisoners. This is a sauvignon blanc that flaunts its wares, and has no intention of backing off on the lingering finish. Should appeal to a broad church."
From the Winery
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, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. 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.
Don't Pay: $23.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
Winemaker: Nick Walker, David O'Leary, Keeda Zilm
Drink now until: 2019
Alc/Vol: 11.5 %
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Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
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