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2017 'The Lucky Punter' Sauvignon Blanc

Vibrant, lively and refreshing - a great conversation wine.

David O'Leary Winemaker
$50.00
  • Wine Club Members Price
  • Vegan

Variety

Sauvignon Blanc

Region

Adelaide Hills

Food Pairing

Seafood

Vintage

2017

Colour

Pale green hues.

Bouquet

Intense passionfruit and tropical notes.

Palate

Tropical fruit follows through from the nose, with punchy passionfruit and generous stone fruit.

Ageing Potential

Best enjoyed when young and fresh.

Vineyard

The Adelaide Hills is arguably one of the best regions in Australia for Sauvignon Blanc, and our award-winning vineyard lies in the heart of the region on Wenzel Road, south-east of Oakbank. David and Sue Cherry (nee O'Leary) planted this vineyard in 1990. 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 this single vineyard wine.

Vinification

Fruit is harvested from our Adelaide Hills vineyard, de-stemmed and crushed then gently pressed, resulting in a fine free-run cut and a light pressings component, which are handled separately. The free-run juice is chilled to preserve the vineyard expression and purity of fruit. 

Once settled, the juice is racked off solids and seeded with yeast. 10% was run off into three-year-old Sirugue oak, and the balance was fermented in tank; this oak component has added texture and length to the Sauvignon Blanc.

Winemaker Notes

The Adelaide Hills experienced a perfect growing season in 2017, producing this ideal summer Sauvignon Blanc.

Technical Details

Alcohol - 11.5%

pH - 3.10

Acidity - 7.6g/L

Awards

93 points (silver) - Halliday Wine Companion

"Punchy with flavour. This certainly turns the dial up. Cut grass, passionfruit and green apple characters. Despite its intensity it remains mouthwatering and, as you'd expect, incredibly refreshing." - Campbell Mattinson