The winery is run by Martin Shaw, one of the pioneering Australia’s flying winemakers, and Michael Hill-Smith, Australia’s first Master of Wine. These two have always made great wines, but with their immaculate new winery (opened just before the 2000 vintage) the wines are getting even greater.
The Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s most charming wine regions and home to a large number of premium wine producers. The wine history of the area is similar to many other wine regions: industry developed after the first plantings in the 1840s, only to struggle for economic survival as consumer tastes changed with resurgence in the 1970s – most notably Brian Croser with Petaluma. Today it is very much a boutique vineyard and winery region that is pitching for quality and winning awards. This region has the coolest climate of all South Australian wine regions. Nestled in the Hills, its climate influenced by altitude (350m to 700m) and winds from the St Vincents Gulf. Main wine styles: White – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling; Red – Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz.
A benchmark wine for Australian Sauvignon Blanc. The Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc is unwooded to maximise its varietal character. The aroma shows restrained Sauvignon grassiness coupled with riper fruit characters. The palate is young and lively with attractive varietal flavours and refreshing acidity. A lean yet flavoursome wine.
£15.99 a bottle
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