2016
Pintupi 9
'The White'
South Australia

2016 
Pintupi 9 
'The White'
South Australia

Burgundy, Loire Valley, and Piedmont - with a little South Australian kiss.

The concept behind this wine was to make something completely smashable. Not smashable in that breaking bottles is suggested but annihilating bottle after bottle on a lovely spring/summer day. Steve had a vision of a wine with richness but zing and often this is desired but rarely executed. He sourced two different Chardonnay vineyards of extremely varying soils and climates in order to provide a yin-yang of lushness with linearity using the weight of Eden Valley and the crystalline notes of the Adelaide Hills. While in the Hills, Steve wanted to bring higher tones to the wine and found some herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc and pithy Fiano to finish the blend.

The Chardonnay brings plenty of texture and stone fruit flavor. The wine is dry and zesty in character, with lifted aromas of citrus, melon and white blossom whilst the palate is fresh and flavorsome with lovely balance and fruit focus. A delicious and rewarding white which is as easy to crack a second or third bottle.

  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Varietal: 78% Chardonnay - 19% Sauvignon Blanc - 3 % Fiano
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Vineyard: 2 sites for the Chardonnay (Eden Valley & Adelaide Hils) - Single Vineyard for the Sauvignon Blanc & Fiano (Adelaide Hills)
  • Vine Age: Average 10 years old
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Oak: None - Stainless Steel
  • Production: 1,500 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MCLAREN VALE

John Reynell planted grapes at Reynella in 1838 and later employed a young laborer named Thomas Hardy. In so doing, the foundations were being put in place for two wine dynasties that were to dominate the region for over a century. McLaren Vale became the model of the small winery before such enterprises became fashionable in other states, and it... Learn More »

PINTUPI 9

MCLAREN VALE

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