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Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2021

The Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc has become known as a benchmark style for Australian Sauvignon Blanc. It has remained fresh, aromatic and pure over the past 28 years, with trademark pink grapefruit characters. In recent vintages the style has evolved through sourcing fruit from higher and cooler sites. Upon arrival at the winery, the hand-picked whole bunches are de-stemmed and gently pressed. The must is left to settle before being transferred to temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for a cool fermentation to retain the varietal purity and bright fruit aromas of the Sauvignon Blanc. Following fermentation, the wine is matured on its lees for a short period and bottled early under screw-cap to retain its vibrancy. Pale lemon in colour. On the nose, this wine showcases a vibrant pink grapefruit character along with green apple and floral nuances. It has nice mid-palate weight and texture and a fine acidity.

Wine File
Shaw + Smith
South Australia
Sub Region:
Adelaide Hills
White Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size:
Screw Cap
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The Producer Shaw + Smith | Adelaide Hills

Shaw + Smith Winery at Balhannah, Adelaide Hills

Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realise a long-held dream to make wine together. Their vision remains to make exciting, refined wines, exclusively from the Adelaide...

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The Primary Grape Sauvignon Blanc

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Sauvignon Blanc is a major white grape variety that is planted widely in Bordeaux, the Loire Valley and the New World, particularly New Zealand. If planted in cool regions on poor soils it has the classic green herbaceous flavours often reminiscent of gooseberries, green peppers,...

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