2016
Dandelion Vineyards
'Wishing Clock of the Adelaide Hills'
Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills

2016
Dandelion Vineyards
'Wishing Clock of the Adelaide Hills'
Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills

Whole bunches from a distinct Sauvignon Blanc site- Bill & Vicki Borchardt’s, in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, atop Teakle’s Hill in Woodside were hand selected and picked on the 3rd of March in the cool of early morning then destemmed in small batches without crushing the fruit. Gentle pressing followed. The free run juice was then fermented in small stainless steel tanks between 53 and 58 degrees
Fahrenheit. It was bottled directly without fining with minimal filtration to capture the essence of the vineyard, a looking glass if you will, and is ready to drink immediately.

The result is a pure expression of fruit - a style that is somewhere between Casablanca Valley (Chile) and Marlborough (New Zealand). High-pitched aromas of lime pith, white pepper, green tea and mint. Bright and sharply delineated, with good floral lift to its bitter lime, grapefruit and herb flavors. Tight, dry and light on its feet but there's good depth here.

Distinctive lifted fresh Sauvignon fruit purity, outrageous lift of grapefruit mixed with fragrant gooseberries. A burst of fresh, radiant almost incandescent scents of fizzing limes lemongrass, Thai mint and lemon rind. Three dimensional and high impact, mouth-filling pithy grapefruit juice and fresh layers of mineral like flavor in the middle palate before a long zesty citrus tinged ‘juicy fruit’ finish.

  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Vineyard: Borchardt’s Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 22 years old
  • Soil Type: Brown Clay intermixed with Quartz & Schist
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Oak: Stainless Steel
  • Production: 3,000 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 »

DANDELION VINEYARDS

MCLAREN VALE

At Dandelion Vineyards, it really starts and ends in the vineyard. Why the lonely dandelion as the sit in mascot of the winery? Because the belief is that this pesky little weed is the heart and soul of the vineyard. They sprout with the first site of life in the soil and air and they are eventually refolded back into the earth to become food for the vines. Learn More »

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