Part of the “High Altitude Hillbilly” range from McLaren Vale’s d’Arenberg. Adelaide Hill’s cool nights much better for crisp, aromatic whites and a small parcel sees some aged French oak for complexity.
d’Arenberg, The Broken Fishplate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, 2016
Chalky, melon rind, soft passion fruit, shaved green capsicum and fresh turned earth. Juicy and zingy citrus acidity and easy tropical fruits balanced by that slightly chalky, textural mouth feel. Certainly some cool green characters but never resorts to being grassy or sour. Crisp and easy and underlines the fact the Adelaide Hills is the place for Sauvignon Blanc in Australia. Decent value if you like Sauvignon Blanc.
Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg