2020 Adelaide Hills Fumé Blanc

$27.00

Crisp, aromatic + floral.

This is not your typical Sauvignon Blanc. Barrel fermentation gives spice, complexity and a soft luscious texture, with classic fresh and tropical fruit varietal characters. Great with  dishes with fresh flavours and aromatic herbs.

Wine Notes

This is not your typical Sauvignon Blanc. Inspired by wines of the Pouilly-Fumé appellation in France, barrel fermented in old French oak and aged on lees for 7 months. Allowing the yeast autolysis to give spice, complexity and a soft luscious texture. The style of Fumé Blanc gives the wine elegance and interest from barrel fermentation, while the classic fresh and tropical fruit varietal characters remain.

Vineyard

The high altitude of the Kuitpo vineyard in the Southern Adelaide Hills is ideal for this variety. Allowing slower ripening and giving complexity and elegance. Shallow, well drained soils also allow full concentration of flavours in the fruit and a mineral acidity crucial for this style of wine.

Food Pairing

This wine is perfectly suited to fresh summer dishes, stir-fries and salads. Delicate seafood and poultry dishes. Dishes with fresh flavours and aromatic herbs.

Cellaring

Unlike most Sauvignon Blanc, the barrel aging allows this wine to develop over time. Fresh and vibrant while young, but shows potential to age for 4-6 years.