Cobb’s Hill Estate Sidesaddle Sauvignon Blanc
Min. Quantity: 2
The Cobb's Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc highlights how beautifully aromatic Sauvignon Blanc is, when it is grown in a region that is so ideal for this variety, the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. The wine is showing an abundance of primary fruit aromas and flavours such as passionfruit, lychee and fresh white peaches. Good viticulture and careful winemaking have also given the Cobb's Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc a racy, energising acidity and a long finish. Ideal as a refreshing aperitif on a warm summer night, or over lunch with a plate of grilled whiting or fresh prawns.
Made from grapes that were handpicked in the coolest part of the morning, to preserve their delicate aromas and high acidity. The grapes were then whole bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel, to retain their freshness.
Cobb's Hill Estate
Located in the Adelaide Hills wine region, Cobb's Hill Estate has a rich history dating back to 1854. The estate provided lush, green pastures for the horses that pulled the famous Cobb & Co stagecoaches through the Adelaide Hills, carrying mail and passengers in the pre rail era. Today, Cobb’s Hill Estate is set on over 250 acres (100 hectares) of quality farmland, with over 50 acres of vineyards and a herd of Black Angus cattle. The estate has ten magnificent vineyards, planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Shiraz vines. The Cobb's Hill Estate wines are made by acclaimed winemaker Peter Leske. Peter specialises in Adelaide Hills winemaking as well as being a highly regarded wine show judge. He has had extensive Australian and international winemaking experience, resulting in a long list of award winning wines to his name. Peter was also awarded 'Winemaker of the Year' by the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO), in 2020. All of the Cobb's Hill Estate wines are estate grown, vegan friendly and grown according to sustainable farming techniques.
About Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc A good Sauvignon Blanc should be zesty and alive. Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most distinctive white wine grape varieties, known for its intense fresh ‘green’ aromas and invigorating high acidity. Sauvignon blanc makes a dry, pale coloured, light to medium bodied wine. The aromas are distinctive, sometimes even piercing, yet intriguing and attractive. There is no ignoring the distinctively spiky, high notes that jump right out of the glass and follow through onto the tongue. This youthful vibrancy and overt exuberance is its beauty and it awakens the senses and enhances most foods. The grape variety requires a cooler climate to maintain its acidity, freshness and its distinctive varietal profile. It is for this reason that Australia producers seek vineyard sites in such areas as South Australia’s Adelaide Hills and Victoria’s Yarra Valley. Key facts about Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc’s homeland is the Loire Valley in France. The wines of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé are the most famous. It is also grown in Bordeaux, in neighboring districts to its famous red offspring, cabernet sauvignon. Recently, New World countries have adopted the variety to great effect, especially New Zealand, Chile, South Africa, the USA (California and Washington state), and of course Australia. The wines show a pale, straw yellow colour. Held against a white background, distinctive green tinges are often visible. On the nose, sauvignon blanc shows pointed and piercing aromas which carry through onto the palate. Flavours range from grass, herbs, gooseberry and the scent of tom cats, to more tropical characters such as passionfruit and kiwi fruit. Sauvignon blanc is one of those varieties that tends to taste exactly as it smells. The main impression on the palate is the high and refreshing acidity that dances on the sides of the tongue and leaves the mouth watering – it really lets you know it’s there! Sauvignon blanc is not usually produced with any oak treatment, however an oaked version has evolved, called fume blanc. This is most popular in California. Whilst sauvignon blanc makes delicious, single varietal wines, it is a great mixer. It is often blended with semillon and occasionally chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc in Australia In Australia, we produce a number of sauvignon blancs from our coolest vine-producing regions. Western Australia, particularly Margaret River, Victoria, particularly the Yarra Valley, and South Australia, particularly the Adelaide Hills are the best suited areas in Australia for sauvignon blanc. The wines share a common varietal grassiness and herbaceousness, but also intense tropical fruit notes that the intensity of the Australian light helps develop. Tasting Australian sauvignon blanc you will experience citrus, lime, passionfruit and kiwi fruit flavours. The wines are zesty and fresh, unwooded and light to medium bodied.
About Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills wine region is located twenty five kilometres east of Adelaide. The region is known internationally for producing high quality, cooler climate wine styles such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sparkling wine and Shiraz. Many of the vineyards are planted at over 350 metres above sea level with altitude being a major factor behind this region's premium reputation. The wines from this region are also well structured and ideal for sparkling winemaking, due to their naturally high acidity.
Wine Body: Light Bodied
Wine Sweetness: Dry
Organic / Vegan: Vegan
Non Alcoholic: No
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