Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2017

The 2017 vintage is true to style with accentuated florals and very bright natural acidity, reminiscent of the 2015 vintage.

It is bone dry and unoaked to maintain freshness.

"This is a dignified sauvignon blanc that continuously reveals itself as you move from the bouquet through to the aftertaste of the palate. Initially it has classic restraint, but by the time you pick up the sweet fruit (not sugar) you realise it’s the product of a vintage designed for sauvignon blanc."
96 points - James Halliday, Wine Companion - November 2017

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Shaw and Smith Adelaide Hills

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Sauvignon Blanc is a regional specialty in the cooler Adelaide Hills. First produced by Shaw + Smith in 1990, now widely regarded as the benchmark for Australian Sauvignon Blanc.

Sourced from cool, high elevation vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. Meticulous viticulture, with cane pruning, vertical shoot positioning, and yields limited through shoot and bunch thinning to increase fruit intensity.

100% hand picked. Fermented cool (10-12°C) in stainless steel followed by a short maturation on lees. Prompt bottling to retain freshness.

There was record rainfall throughout the growing season but importantly it reduced to average in November during flowering and was dry during March, the later part of ripening. Record low temperatures were also recorded resulting in a late, very cool vintage. Flavours are intense and the natural acidity is striking.

The style has remained fresh, aromatic, and pure over the journey. Recent evolution has been to source from higher and cooler sites, allowing us to retain lively acidity if conditions are warmer.

Typically it shows a pink grapefruit character, concentration and mid-palate texture, which reflect the carefully selected sites and hand harvesting during the small window of perfect ripeness. Winery Notes

Reviews & Accolades

"Lightly grassy and green-fruited on the nose but definitely not pungent. More grapefruit than passionfruit and without the sweaty note of excessive thiols that you get on some NZ SB’s.

Bone dry, fresh and with a fine grip that balances the green-fruited freshness and shows how well the lees effect supports the fruit."

Jancis Robinson - December 2017

"There’s little doubt this is one of the better releases of this ever-popular wine.

It bursts with fruit, it’s clean and pure, it’s not without elegance and/or restraint and yet it gives people what they want. Ripe tropical fruit cut with grapefruit, lime and lemongrass. Life-of-the-party and well-mannered at once. Charmingly uncluttered. A delicious Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc if ever there was one."

93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, - October 2017
More Information
Case Qty12
BrandShaw and Smith Adelaide Hills
VarietySauvignon Blanc
Country of ManufactureAustralia
RegionAdelaide Hills
StateSouth Australia
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price$29.99
Dozen Buy$287.88
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