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CHAPTER 10:
2012 Alta Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc


"Never has a grape variety felt more at home than Sauvignon Blanc in the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills. Taking advantage of the range of meso-climates in the region, we have hand selected individual vineyards, resulted in an incredibly diverse blending pool. From intense lemon grass right through to tropical passionfruit, we captured every favour possible and by pushing the variety to its limit using a range of winemaking techniques we have taken this once simple wine style to the next level.

The aromatics will draw you in but the complex palate will leave you wanting more. Fleshy gooseberry and spicy grapefruit instantly. Subtle oak adds to the mouthfeel and the effects of the lees stirring give a creaminess that runs the length of the palate. Anything but simple, this wine shows just how good Sauvignon Blanc can be!

Pair with spagetti con granchi - chilli infused creamy blue swimmer crab pasta."

Sarah Fletcher, Winemaker

Download the 2013 Alta Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Note

2011 Alta Sauvignon Blanc Reviews

Pale straw-green; has signi!cantly greater structure than most due to small portions fermented on skins, and in oak vats; selected sauvignon blanc yeasts also played a role in a herb and mineral-accented palate.
93 Points - James Halliday
James Halliday Wine Companion, 21 Dec 2011 - PDF 1MB

Silver Medal
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2011 - PDF 1MB

92 points - Peter Muscet
Australian Wine Showcase Magazine, 20th Feb 2012 - PDF 1MB

96 points - James Halliday
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition

 

Tasting Notes of our previous vintages

Download Alta Sauvignon Blanc 2012 tasting note

Download Alta Sauvignon Blanc 2011 tasting note

Download Alta Sauvignon Blanc 2009 tasting note

Download Alta Sauvignon Blanc 2008 tasting note