2020 Dandelion Vineyards Wishing Clock of the Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 

Vineyard: Cutting edge viticulture teamed with exceptional wine making has delivered a superb wine from the South Australian Adelaide Hills region; Teakle's Hill at Woodside.

Season: A challenging season to say the least with a good a start to the growing season followed by unseasonably cold conditions not allowing development of vine flowers to set good fruit. Once calculated, fruit bunches were expected to be reduced up to 60%. With the ongoing dry conditions a once in a lifetime fire season destroyed many vineyards across the Adelaide Hills region. Depending on vineyard location, the cool climate altitude with cool evening breezes, allowed the white and red grapes to ripen with good flavours and high acidity.

Wine making:  Whole bunches were carefully hand picked in the cool evenings and early mornings before small batches were de-stemmed and pressed. Free run juice was transferred into small stainless steel tanks and temperature controlled at 12-14 degrees Celsius. The wine was then bottled without fining and minimal filtration to maintain the purity of the Sauvignon Blanc fruit.

Appearance: Clear, to pale straw.

Aroma/Bouquet: Minerals and slate with granite highlights float across layers of gooseberries, fresh Nashi pear and slices of cucumber.

Palate: Clean, zingy and a bright palate is met with crisp acidity and mineral with lemon zest nuances. Tart gooseberries flavours intertwine through fresh summer berries with subtle sweetness for a refreshing white wine.

Food Pairing: Seared scallops in butter and sage herbs, fresh crusty baguette with pasta of crab linguine, shellfish with lemon wedges.

Alcohol: 12.0%

pH: 3.17

Acidity: 7.8g/L

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: Now to  5+ years

Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide

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