Part of the the Hill Smith Family Vineyards which includes the Yalumba stable. Wild ferment and partial French oak maturation for 5 months with lees stirring for further complexity. Winemaker is Teresa Heuzenroeder
Hill-Smith Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Eden Valley, 2019
Pale gold. Interesting interplay between fresh elements and the winemaking artifice: Preserved citrus rind weaves in and out of creamed asparagus with smoked ham notes, passion fruit seed and perfumed blossom. Highly textured yet reined in: the fruit maintains purity and ably supported with the oak. Sneaky elements of vanilla and black currant alongside fresh and spiced lemongrass give a unique take on an oft derided variety.
Wine sample courtesy of Hill Smith Estate