High Altitude Cool Climate Freshness
Ariadne Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Region: Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Sauvignon Blanc is a variety considered to develop the most interesting, crisp flavours when grown in a cool climate. At low elevations across mainland Australia the grape ripening period is too warm, and the wines take on a fuller, riper, tropical flavour.
Thus for the preferred cooler taste expression vineyards need to be near the cold of the southern coastline or above 400 metres or even higher if the vineyard is well away from the coastal weather. The grape source for the 2019 is from same area as the 2018 with the vineyard located at Woodside, in the Adelaide Hills at about 600 metres.
Winemaking techniques were the same as previous vintages so any differences in taste are those created by the weather. Bottom line is tasters will find the same fresh, clean, crisp taste as expected with considerable complexity to discover on the palate which is attributed to the vineyard source.