2016 Les Fruits Loiraine Sauvignon Blanc

Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA

Naturally made Sauv Blanc from the Hills. "What a super wine." - Mike Bennie


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What a super wine.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Some exciting expressions of Adelaide Hills wines coming from the hands of Tim Stock and the shed of Commune of Buttons.

Tim sourced a small parcel of biodynamically grown Sauvignon Blanc from a Gumeracha vineyard, left some on skins, all went to old oak, no additions aside a dab of sulphur at the end.

It's such an interesting take of Sauv Blanc from the Hills imbued with soft phenolics and a touch of savoury complexity.

It got Mike Bennie fairly fired up in his 94 point review. Absolutely worth the look for those on the hunt for whites with a bit more going on.

About Natural Wines Of The Basket Range

Amongst the mushroom speckled forests of the Adelaide Hills reside a troupe of artists and free spirits who walk to the beat of their own drum. The Basket Range, a small, circular collection of hills twenty minutes from the heart of Adelaide, has become over the last decade, a crucible of vignerons and winemakers in search of like minded people. It’s become the Australian Mecca for those who want to grow and make natural wine.

The wines that are flowing down the hillsides of this region are some of the most raw and honest amongst the Australian wine landscape. The collective mission of producers like Anton Van Klopper (Lucy Margaux), Jasper and Sophie Button (Commune of Buttons), Taras and Amber Ochota (Ochota Barrels) and others, is to take the natural wine movement to the world. And their message is being heard. As Tim Wildman MW wrote in his recent think piece on the most disruptive forces in Australian wine:

“The natural wine movement, as small as it may be in terms of volume, is shaking up the entire Australian wine industry, from top to bottom, from big brands to the corporates.”

Tim Stock
Tim Stock

Critic Reviews

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Comely scents of lemon curd, sea spray, jasmine, green tea. Tea with lemon to taste, tangy and fresh, crisp edged and ever so gently savoury. Has some light grip and plenty of refreshing pucker. Very serious feeling white of high interest and drinkability. What a super wine.

Additional Info

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml


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