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Ariadne Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
The 2017 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 cool climate latitudes but 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 since we moved to this locality in the Adelaide Hills I now score the Ariadne up with the best Australians and the $10 plus New Zealand wines.
I am so confident with this statement that I give the Ariadne my 10/10 value for money sticker.