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Stonehaven Artan Mount Benson Sauvignon Blanc

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With a little oak ageing to add complexity, this nuanced, clever Sauvignon Blanc - from forgotten Mt Benson - shows an extra degree of everything, ultimately making for a white that has the freshness of cool Sauvignon Blanc with a little bit more winemaking to make things interesting.

Winemaker's Notes

Artan, the Gealic name for Stone, was used by the Scottish settlers to describe the unique soils of the Limestone Coast. This rich earth of South Australia is layered upon ancient fossilised limestone, which naturally provides the soil with excellent drainage balanced with perfect water retention, earning its proud reputation as a premium region for cool climate wine.

The 2011 Artan Sauvignon Blanc has been lightly aged in the finest new and tight grained French Hogsheads. This enhances and balances the complex flavours, as well as expresses the wine's minerality. With aromas of cut grass, gooseberry, fennel and touches of guava, the mouth feel is layered, soft and creamy in texture. The palate is long lived with notes of gooseberry and citrus zest, finishing with a hint of grapefruit.

Awards and Accolades

Bronze Medal - Limestone Coast Wine Show 2012

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Stonehaven Artan Mount Benson Sauvignon Blanc

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; the aromas and flavours are precisely positioned between the herbal snow pea side and the guava tropical side; the juxtaposition works well. An audacious price, but if you don't ask, you don't get.
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Australian Wine Companion 2013

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