New Vintage from the High End
Ariadne Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Region:Adelaide Hills, SA
The 2016 is sourced from the same Adelaide Hills vineyards as previous vintages. The town of Woodside is centrally located in the Adelaide Hills at a height of about 370 metres.
The grapes for the Ariadne are sourced from further west, well into the climb up the Basket Range, which is the hot place for aspiring young winemakers. To make great Sauvignon Blanc you need a cool growing climate and for Australia this means a high elevation.
This also means the variety will take on a slightly different expression to the popular New Zealand wines which are from high cool latitudes near sea level. As the excitement of wine is about its variation I think you should be drinking a range of Sauvignon Blanc's.
You will be the judge but I score this wine well above the bulk New Zealand wines selling under $10 which now flood the retail shops. I am so confident with this statement that I give the Ariadne my 10/10 value for money sticker.