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Leabrook Estate Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills 2010

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Source: Great Wines Direct
11/09/2010

Leabrook Estate is a family-owned boutique winery located in the cool climate Adelaide Hills at Balhannah in South Australia. From an engineering background and having made wine for 30 years, Colin Best is the winemaker and grapegrower. His wife, Chris, manages the marketing and sales for the company. Colins wine making philosophy places emphasis on low yields, good pH, plenty of light, and optimum picking. Vineyards are closely planted vines heavily pruned with minimal irrigation and only top quality French and some American oak barrels are used. Boutique winemaking has a number of inherent advantages, mainly to do with quality control associated with small quantities. Every barrel can be hand nurtured during the year and crafted into a style based on the same fruit source each year. Techniques can be fine tuned, both in winemaking and possibly more importantly in the vineyard, where the vines balance can be determined to give the best quality fruit for the particular site. Leabrook Estate specialises in high quality Pinot Noir and in a comprehensive range of regional white wines, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay for which the Adelaide Hills is becoming acclaimed, together with a range of cool climate red variety wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot Vintage: 2010 Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia. Winemaking: The juice is left to settle naturally and fermentation starts after 1 day on the lees. The fermentation takes place at a very cool temperature of maximum 13 degrees. A small percentage of barrel fermented wine is added to the final blend. The wine is cold stabilized and fined using bentonite. Suitable for vegan and vegetarian. Tasting Note: Pale straw in colour. Nose is dominated by tropical notes of melon, passionfruit and gooseberry with slight hints of cut grass and green peppers. The palate shows full tropical flavours with good fruit sweetness, slight flintiness with a balance of crisp acidity, giving the wine structure and length. 13%alc


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2009 03/24/2010

Leabrook Estate is a family-owned boutique winery located in the cool climate Adelaide Hills at Balhannah in South Australia. From an engineering background and having made wine for 30 years, Colin Best is the winemaker and grapegrower. His wife, Chris, manages the marketing and sales for the company. Colin's wine making philosophy places emphasis on low yields, good pH, plenty of light, and optimum picking. Vineyards are closely planted vines heavily pruned with minimal irrigation and only top quality French and some American oak barrels are used. Boutique winemaking has a number of inherent advantages, mainly to do with quality control associated with small quantities. Every barrel can be hand nurtured during the year and crafted into a style based on the same fruit source each year. Techniques can be fine tuned, both in winemaking and possibly more importantly in the vineyard, where the vines balance can be determined to give the best quality fruit for the particular sit...


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Leabrook Estate is a family-owned boutique winery located in the cool climate Adelaide Hills at Balhannah in South Australia. From an engineering background and having made wine for 30 years, Colin Best is the winemaker and grapegrower. His wife, Chris, manages the marketing and sales for the company. Colins wine making philosophy places emphasis on low yields, good pH, plenty of light, and optimum picking. Vineyards are closely planted vines heavily pruned with minimal irrigation and only top quality French and some American oak barrels are used. Boutique winemaking has a number of inherent advantages, mainly to do with quality control associated with small quantities. Every barrel can be hand nurtured during the year and crafted into a style based on the same fruit source each year. Techniques can be fine tuned, both in winemaking and possibly more importantly in the vineyard, where the vines balance can be determined to give the best quality fruit for the particular site. Leabrook Estate specialises in high quality Pinot Noir and in a comprehensive range of regional white wines, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay for which the Adelaide Hills is becoming acclaimed, together with a range of cool climate red variety wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot Vintage: 2010 Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia. Winemaking: The juice is left to settle naturally and fermentation starts after 1 day on the lees. The fermentation takes place at a very cool temperature of maximum 13 degrees. A small percentage of barrel fermented wine is added to the final blend. The wine is cold stabilized and fined using bentonite. Suitable for vegan and vegetarian. Tasting Note: Pale straw in colour. Nose is dominated by tropical notes of melon, passionfruit and gooseberry with slight hints of cut grass and green peppers. The palate shows full tropical flavours with good fruit sweetness, slight flintiness with a balance of crisp acidity, giving the wine structure and length. 13%alc

Leabrook Estate is a family-owned boutique winery located in the cool climate Adelaide Hills at Balhannah in South Australia. From an engineering background and having made wine for 30 years, Colin Best is the winemaker and grapegrower. His wife, Chris, manages the marketing and sales for the company. Colins wine making philosophy places emphasis on low yields, good pH, plenty of light, and optimum picking. Vineyards are closely planted vines heavily pruned with minimal irrigation and only top quality French and some American oak barrels are used. Boutique winemaking has a number of inherent advantages, mainly to do with quality control associated with small quantities. Every barrel can be hand nurtured during the year and crafted into a style based on the same fruit source each year. Techniques can be fine tuned, both in winemaking and possibly more importantly in the vineyard, where the vines balance can be determined to give the best quality fruit for the particular site. Leabrook Estate specialises in high quality Pinot Noir and in a comprehensive range of regional white wines, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay for which the Adelaide Hills is becoming acclaimed, together with a range of cool climate red variety wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot Vintage: 2010 Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia. Winemaking: The juice is left to settle naturally and fermentation starts after 1 day on the lees. The fermentation takes place at a very cool temperature of maximum 13 degrees. A small percentage of barrel fermented wine is added to the final blend. The wine is cold stabilized and fined using bentonite. Suitable for vegan and vegetarian. Tasting Note: Pale straw in colour. Nose is dominated by tropical notes of melon, passionfruit and gooseberry with slight hints of cut grass and green peppers. The palate shows full tropical flavours with good fruit sweetness, slight flintiness with a balance of crisp acidity, giving the wine structure and length. 13%alc

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