2021 Golden Child Island Life Fume Blanc

A fresh, modern take on the classic Fume Blanc wine style. Sauvignon Blanc with a bit of added interest.

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James Hamilton's colourful wines from his father's vineyard in the Adelaide Hills are making plenty of waves.

His gentle approach in the winery shows through so clearly with the his Fumé Blanc, as so often this wine style lacks subtlety, the oak getting in the road of the Sauvignon Blanc's vibrancy.

Not so with the Island Life Fumé. The oak cuddles the fruit so well, with the delicious Savvy personality still front and centre.

A great modern version of this classic wine style and really top value.

This is Sauvignon Blanc, grown by us at Kuitpo and given the ‘Chardonnay treatment’. The fruit is hand picked and whole bunch pressed straight to french oak barrels (some old, some new) for wild yeast fermentation. It sits on lees for eight months to develop complexity and texture before blending and bottling with a light pad filtration. The result is an acid driven white with luscious texture and intense Grapefruit, citrus and mineral characters. Style-wise, it really does sit in the middle of a full bodied Chardonnay and a lean, conventional Aussie Sauvignon Blanc. It’s pretty much the perfect food wine, especially with seafood or white meat.

90 Points - "Scents of lemon sorbet, vanilla cream, woody spice. Flavours set to lemon, passionfruit, more vanilla cream, more woody spice. Great, chewy texture, a little grip, some concentration. Sits neatly between fresher styles and more opulent, wood soaked ones. Easy as." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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