Current Vintage: 2021
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Michael Downer crafts this Sauvignon Blanc from a parcel of 20-year-old vines rooted in the sandy mineral soils of Murdoch Hill's high-altitude Oakbank Vineyard in the Onkaparinga Valley.
Thirty per cent of the wine was warm-settled to retain solids and naturally fermented in older barriques for texture and structure. The remainder was handpicked and chilled overnight, then crushed and gently pressed to tank. The resulting wine is signature Murdoch Hills: a citrus-driven, bright and juicy Sauvignon with fabulously limey fruit and a long, mouth-watering finish.
The Adelaide Hills are certainly alive - perhaps not with the sound of music - but rather, vast quantities of unique wines that circulate through the region's pristine body. This region is still a new kid on the Australian wine block - but is producing finessed cool climate classics such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Hipster’s will be happy in the Adelaide Hills too, with the region being home to a plethora of alternative varietals such as Blaufrankisch and Gruner Veltliner.
The Hills are chock full of cellar doors serving up the best of the region's food and wine output. The cooler climate that comes with altitude serves as an important point of difference from the warmer regions in Adelaide - tarty and acidic wines dominate over the more ripe fruit that can be found elsewhere in the State of Adelaide.
"Passionfruit and green herbs, big whiff of savvy b ala Adelaide Hills in the snout, the palate a tighter, electric and tangy affair with big, mouth-watering freshness and a brisk, minerally undertow of character and texture. Zingy, zesty, clean as a whistle. Right on." 92 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront.com.au