Sam Kim 93
Adelaide Hills

2023 Mystery Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc Deal No. 96

The Collective Review

Freshness is key in Sauvignon Blanc, and this 2023 release from Adelaide Hills epitomizes this. With its tropical and grassy notes, it's the quintessential Summer white.

Enjoy it chilled while vibing to the bouncy synths of Drake's "Passionfruit," and you'll embody coolness itself.

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It’s intensely fragrant on the nose showing rockmelon, kaffir lime, green tea and jasmine notes, leading to a wonderfully flavoursome palate that’s juicy and mouth-watering. Pristine and upfront with loads of tasty flavours. www.sidewood.com.au. Read more
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Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

It’s intensely fragrant on the nose showing rockmelon, kaffir lime, green tea and jasmine notes, leading to a wonderfully flavoursome palate that’s juicy and mouth-watering. Pristine and upfront with loads of tasty flavours. www.sidewood.com.au.

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Tasting Notes

Abundantly aromatic with pink grapefruit, gooseberry and kaffir lime intertwined with complex, crisp flavours of nettle, passionfruit, talc and lime zest. Beautifully balanced with a layered, generous mid-palate roundness. The 2023 vintage is arguably our finest yet and has all the tropical elements of Sauvignon but intertwined with a lingering line of refreshing acidity and a richer mouthfeel.

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Winemakers Note

Sourced primarily from one of Australia’s finest Sauvignon Blanc vineyards. Yielded at under 10 mt per ha to ensure concentration of flavour and acidity, parcels were picked by individual rows from our Adelaide Hills estates over a two week period ensuring optimum ripeness. No sulphur is added to our bins which were transported to our winery cool rooms within an hour of picking. This amplifies the aromatics and freshness of this remarkable wine. Grapes were chilled in our winery before gentle pressing and fermentation using only free-run juice. Extended lees contact in stainless tanks adds complexity to the wine. Extraction rate was very low, at only 620 L per tonne.

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