2017
Some Young Punks
'Quickie!'
Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills

2017
Some Young Punks
'Quickie!'
Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills

Who doesn’t want a Quickie every now and then? Because when there’s no time to think, there’s more time for love…Sauvignon Blanc that is! This is the fifth incarnation of the Loire’s famed grape and the 2017 continues where the 2016 and 2015 left off with a clean, crisp and yet textured Sauvy.

A small vineyard (which will go unnamed to protect the innocent) in the Adelaide Hills had some kick ass Sauvy of which Colin has a fascination for (actually Arneis but commercially not as viable under a label with a ‘happy’ guy on it - or is it?). The fruit was picked to maximize freshness, thus a bit on the early side. Real simple UC-Davis/Adelaide Enology type stuff here on out. 100% destemmed, crushed and pressed off to tank with the free run and press juice kept separate. The clear, thirst quenching juice was then racked and inoculated primarily to steel but a barrique or two as well. Aged for a short while. Racked to tank. Bottled. Shipped. Drank.

  • Region: Adelaide Hills
  • Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Vine Age: 12 years old
  • Yield: 3.4 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Sandy Loam over Red Clay with Quarzite
  • TA: 3.93 grams per liter
  • pH: 3.18
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Oak: 10 months in 90% Stainless Steel & 10% Neutral French Barrique
  • Production: 1,985 cases
Winery & Regional Information
CLARE VALLEY

With a continuous history of winemaking dating back to 1852, the stone buildings and wineries of the Clare Valley add to the region's striking and varied beauty. It is a high quality producer of long-lived, intensely flavoured and strongly structured table wines, virtually all of which are made in limited quantities. Learn More »

SOME YOUNG PUNKS

CLARE VALLEY

Some Young Punks epitomize the best of New Australia. The punks consist of Col McBryde (Guinness Book of World Record holder for most tattoos while holding multiple Ph.D's and voted Australia's Young Gun Winemaker of the Year), Jen Gardner (self confessed nerdy yeast expert) and thirdly Nic Bourke (Self proclaimed number one fan of Culture Club - google Nic Bourke and look at the pic in drag - and winemaker extraordinaire). Like most amongst the new breed of interesting, young winemakers in Australia they aren't moved by porty Shiraz and seeks instead a sense of place and restraint the wines... Learn More »

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