simply sunshine white 2009


winemaker´s comment:
Picked and crushed at night, only free run Chardonnay juice was used while some light first pressings of Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc were added for additional complexity and flavour. Fermented and stored entirely in stainless steel, this is a fresh, versatile and vibrant wine to enjoy with food or on its own.


 Colour: white
 Cellaring: 2011/2012
 Alcohol: 12.5 %
 Res. Sugar: 8.1 g/l
 Acidity: 7.79 g/l
 Grape Varieties: 90% Chardonnay 5% Sauvignon, 5% Chenin Blanc
 pH:  3.24
 Sulph.:  38/130 (frei/total)
Vineyards: “Norjan” Vineyard, California Rd, McLaren Vale & “Tintookie” Vineyard, Adams Rd Blewitt Springs

Vintage Notes:

A mild winter 2008 experienced below average rainfall and spring saw an average flowering and fruit set.
A short burst of very hot weather in early February 2009 produced some leaf burn and fruit shrivel and caused many growers to panic and pick too early which resulted in the loss of fruit flavour. Chardonnay was fortunate in that it is a very early ripening variety, so maximum fruit flavour and ripeness was achieved before the heatwave and so produced a balanced, flavoursome wine showing good acidity.

Your favourite recipe for this wine:
Serve chilled – perfect with BBQ'd fish served with an orange flavoured mayonnaise, steamed asparagus and handcut, sea-salted potato chips.