THE INTRUDER SAUVIGNON BLANC 2019
Appearance: Pale straw
Nose: Gooseberry, light florals, lemon zest and thyme. The wine wafts readily from the glass with a subtle tropicality; honeydew, rockmelon, and passionfruit
Palate: A zesty palate of white flowers, peach blossom, and green apple. Fine textured and lingering
Food Pairing: Ginger and scallion fish dumplings, or ginger, shiitake, and tofu Chinese dumplings
About the wine: McLaren Vale is the source of many fine wines but it isn’t as often associated with the massively popular Sauvignon Blanc as some other regions. The truth is this intruder has every bit as much punch as its better-known neighbours – perhaps even a little more.
Vintage 2019 started for Hugh Hamilton with a visit to this vineyard. Where they
would usually sample and see how the fruit was developing over a number of weeks, they harvested this one almost immediately after that first visit, and the timing has proven just right.
Country: McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc