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Sauv Blanc lovers, eat your hearts out! The Lane Vineyard is one of our favourite Adelaide Hills producers and simply don't make a bad wine. This wine isn't Marlborough in style, and nor is it some heavily-worked and complex iteration. What it is though is a straight-up-and-down, fruit-filled Sauv Blanc that is just so very easy to knock back. 91 points from Campbell Mattinson, and just a great local alternative to Marlborough Sauv. Yum.
What it Tastes Like
"The fruit intensity here is very good. It’s all passionfruit and stonefruit, alive and willing, though unlike most wines in this style the mouthfeel/texture has a real softness to it. It makes it an easy wine to recommend." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)
91 points. "The fruit intensity here is very good. It’s all passionfruit and stonefruit, alive and willing, though unlike most wines in this style the mouthfeel/texture has a real softness to it. It makes it an easy wine to recommend." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)
Whilst more time consuming, cane pruning Sauvignon Blanc vines provides consistent yields and vibrant flavours. The steep South facing slopes shelter the vines from late afternoon sun, keeping the refreshing citrus zest focussed and enhances the clean, mineral finish.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2018
About the Producer
The Lane are forging a reputation as one of the Adelaide Hills’ premier producers, and are all about quality and authenticity with every single berry grown on site at their own vineyard. Their philosophy is to craft premium single vineyard wines that combine the finesse of Europe, the flavour of Australia and the unique characteristics of their vineyard.
The Adelaide Hills may be the most energised wine region in the country. The sense of exploration and creativity amongst the tribe of talented young winemakers in this region is unparralelled. The Hills has become crucible of Australian wine talent, offering an array of varieties, from classics such as Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to new varieties like Nebbiolo and Grüner Veltliner for the younger generation to play with. Every vintage brings new colour and complexity to the rich wine, food and produce culture of this cool climate region.
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