2018 Chain of Ponds 'Black Thursday' Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Chain of Ponds 'Black Thursday' Sauvignon Blanc

Sabine Duval

"Herbal and grassy with a lick of tropical fruit. Crisp and refreshing."

Sabine Duval

Johan Axlund

"Classic dry SB, with citrus and passionfruit, and a cut grass note."

Johan Axlund

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Sabine Duval

"Herbal and grassy with a lick of tropical fruit. Crisp and refreshing."

Sabine Duval

Johan Axlund

"Classic dry SB, with citrus and passionfruit, and a cut grass note."

Johan Axlund

25% off RRP
$15.99 per bottle
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Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc is sometimes overlooked these days in favour of wines from our friends over the ditch.

But you know what? The best Hills Sauv Blanc releases (like this one) are lovely balls of passionfruit juiciness. It's a juicy and plump wine but with this driving acidity.

There are good Adelaide Hills whites, and there are delicious Adelaide Hills white. This falls very much into the latter category... 

Expert Reviews

95 points - Wine Showcase Magazine

Tech stuff

11.4
Adelaide Hills
2018
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2022
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Intensely aromatic gooseberry, lychee and paw paw with lifted hints of melon, all integrated with subtle passionfruit, pineapple and guava with nuances of citrus and cucumber. Lively and vibrant with intense fruit driven palate, citrus, gooseberry and tropical notes are supported by subtle grassiness. Balanced acidity with a soft voluptuous mouthfeel and fruit sweetness. Exceptional length and intensity.

How was it made?

Sourced from 4 vineyards stretching almost the entire length of the Adelaide Hills. One vineyard from the outskirts of Birdwood with a westerly facing aspect, one from Kenton Valley with an Easterly aspect and two from Kuitpo with a North facing aspect. One parcel was picked early to maximise the herbaceous, apple and cucumber notes in the wine but to carefully balance the citrus and melon notes. The remaining parcels were picked around the 11.5 baumé mark with the maximum balance of natural acid, tropical flavours and mild citrus notes. All parcels were picked in the early hours of the morning to allow the previous day’s heat to dissipate prior to being harvested. The grapes were delivered to the winery at dawn and destemmed only to air bag press in which the free run and pressings fractions were separated. All parcels were fermented separately with the early parcel fermented with a traditional Sauvignon Blanc yeast and the remaining parcels with hybrid yeast to release and enhance varietal character. The wine was stored on yeast lees for 2 months to build some mouth feel and texture then blended with only the best individual parcels selected. The blend was then stabilised and clarified. The wine was bottled under screw cap soon after vintage, to retain its vibrant freshness.

Who made it?

Chain of Ponds Wines is a boutique winery established in 1985 in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. It has earned its status as a 5 star winery in James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2017.

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