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Shottesbrooke Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

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Adelaide Hills is one of the best regions for Aussie savvy, and there is plenty of familiarity about this one. Heightened smells of passionfruit, citrus and grassiness jump out at you and tease the nostrils, then the lighter-bodied, zippy and juicy palate kicks in with super-citrus flavours, a frisky line of acidity, and a sprinkle of herbs and grass on the lip-smacking finish. grilled fish with a greek salad would be great with this!

Winemaker's Notes

First planted by founder and owner, Nick Holmes, over 30 years ago, Shottesbrooke takes its name from an estate in Berkshire, England, where Nick’s grandfather was vicar of the parish from 1905 to 1926. Today, Shottesbrooke is proudly a family-owned, estate-grown boutique wine enterprise.

Strictly from our Shottesbrooke-owned vineyards, Estate Series proudly displays the fusion of hands-on vineyard practices with the passion we have for making remarkable McLaren Vale wines.

Appearance: Very pale straw with a fresh green tinge .

Nose: Herbaceous varietal characters of lime and capsicum with overtones of tropical fruit and floral notes.

Palate: The palate is initially grassy and then explodes with juicy citrus flavours such as tangy passionfruit and grapefruit.

Food: A delightful wine with Asian food, seafood, cheese platters or just as a palate cleanser.

Cellaring: Drink now.

Alcohol: 13.1%


Reviews and Accolades


A Savvy that I would happily smash a glass or more of. Very varietal nose of passionfruit, herbs, grass and citrus before a textured, long and lively palate.
Patrick Haddock, Wining Pom, July 2012.

Named one of South Australia’s Top 100 Wines - Adelaide Review Hot 100, 2012 / 2013.

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Shottesbrooke Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the fragrant bouquet leads into a juicy, supple palate, the flavours ranging from gooseberry to citrus, the finish clean and fresh.
Wine Companion Dec/Jan 2012
90
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
90
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Another savvy McLaren Vale producer heads to the Hills to source cooler-grown white wine. This shows classic grass and citrus fruits, not too tropical or abrasive; it has some measure and is neatly ripened. The palate's driven by fresh piercing lemony acidity, elegant and lightweight. Good summer drinking.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Spicy, lanolin-like aromas of cut grass, gooseberries and passionfruit precede a sweet forward and candied palate. it's moderately long, but finishes slightly bitter and sour-edged, lacking fruit and freshness.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
82
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A clean, fresh bouquet, the palate ranging from herb and grass through to gentle tropical fruit; crisp finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Some decent fragrance and lift, fine tropical aromas with some bath-powdery notes too; very direct. A good dollop of tropical fruit flavour, trademark Adelaide Hills passionfruit, sits along a well-balanced palate, finishing clean and neat.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; a quite complex array of aromas and flavours ranging through apple to gooseberry to tropical; attractive mix.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
91
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Pungent, slightly meaty and reductive, with herbal aromas of lychees, gooseberries and citrus, revealing mineral undertones. Richly textured and generous, it's long and lightly phenolic, with a pleasing length of fruit finishing savoury, smoky and briney.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
89
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Very pale straw-green; crisp, lively, delicate apple, pear and passionfruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Lightly herbaceous, sweaty aromas of gooseberries and estery tropical fruits precede a simple, forward and candied palate whose tangy flavours of citrus, melon and gooseberries finish rather cloying, lacking freshness and shape.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
84
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Early-drinking sauvignon with a pungent, sweaty aroma of gooseberries, kiwifruit and passionfruit, before a broad, rich and almost oily palate of ripe passionfruit and lychee flavours. Finishes soft, without great length.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Light to medium intensity; fresh citrus/passionfruit/gooseberry, tending tropical; good mouthfeel; good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; faint blossom and gooseberry aromas build significant pace on the palate, which has both power and length, thanks to good acidity on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
86
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; the bouquet is clean and crisp, with herb aromas; the palate is in typical Shottesbrooke style, herbaceous, not flamboyant, but well balanced.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
86
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; the bouquet is quite intense with tangy herb and mineral aromas. The palate has good flavour, balance and length; no exotic fruit characters or frills, but does have some depth
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
90

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