Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia
An unassuming young winegrower took his chances in 1997 with the re-emerging viticultural precinct of Adelaide Hills. Andrew Nugent planted vines and an olive grove on a hundred acres of land along Bird in Hand Road at Woodside. His efforts have since claimed a staggering list of awards for excellence on the international wine show circuit. Bird In Hand's preoccupations with growing and crafting the finest quality Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc have earned the highly prestigious George Mackey nomination for most outstanding exported wine.
The Adelaide Hills are renowned for Sauvignon Blanc. Four hundred metres above sea level, the Bird In Hand vineyards face north and boast deep, well drained red earth, formed from metamorphic rock. Batches of the purest free runs, pressed from choice parcels of Sauvignon Blanc are individually fermented at cooler temperatures to retain fresh, lively fruit characters and crisp varietal definition. Although the Adelaide Hills do provide an unfair edge in terms of quality, it's always a thrill for the Bird In Hand team to taste the fruit of their endeavours in the finished wine.
Very light staw hue. Bouquet of greenery and herbaceousness. Citrus flavours, honeydew and tropical fruits, especially passion and grapefruits with a touch of brisk minerality. The palate is fresh and intense, expressing the signature Adelaide Hills style, finishing long, lively and crisp, striking the perfect balance between intensity and elegance. To be enjoyed chilled alongside crustacea, white meat dumplings or Al fresco.