expired Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017 at $138/Dozen (Delivered) @ Skye Cellars

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V I N T A G E

Wines from the 2017 Adelaide Hills vintage will long be remembered for their extraordinary quality and depth of flavour. Above average rainfall during winter of 2016 created perfect growing conditions. The cold, moist spring was ideal for flowering and fruit set and this cool trend continued through summer and into autumn when the grapes were picked. Below average mean temperatures slowed down fruit ripening during summer resulting in a delayed harvest but ensured optimum vine balance and production of intense colour, flavours and aromas in the grapes. Harvest commenced in late February, and was completed on 20th April 2017.

Jurie Germishuys – Viticulturist

W I N E M A K I N G

The grapes are sourced from multiple vineyards throughout the Adelaide Hills to ensure depth and complexity. After being harvested in the cool of the night, the parcels were pressed and the juice was gently clarified. A variety of yeasts were used to increase complexity and diversity of flavour. Once fermentation was complete, the parcels were fined and blended to create a wine displaying vibrant fruit flavour and intensity.

James Evers - Winemaker

T H E W I N E

Region: Adelaide Hills

Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Colour: Pale straw with lime green hints

Bouquet: Passionfruit and gooseberry aromas dominate with hints of fresh cut grass and green apple.

Palate: Intense yet elegant wine with great depth of flavour that is both lifted and zesty. A lively acid backbone ensures a persistent, long finish.

Alcohol: 12.0%

Cellaring: Drink now!

Serving suggestion: Perfect with seafood such as oysters, lobster, salt and pepper squid and white fleshed fish. Also, try with Sushi, fresh goat’s cheese, chicken salad or tomato based dishes.

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