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Style: The cool season gave us flavours in the lemon, lime, and pink grapefruit spectrum, with a touch
extra energy and acidity adding to the freshness. A classic expression of a cooler year.
Season: Our third La Niña influenced season in a row, 2023 was late, cool and wet. The result was the latest to
ripen vintage that we’ve experienced excellent acidity and lovely cool season flavours.
The rainfall, coupled with slow ripening, posed some challenges, and it was a real year for the vigneron. Great attention to detail was needed to keep mildew and botrytis at bay, but the payoff was some terrific fruit, when it was finally
ready to pick.
Source: From our estate vineyards at Balhannah and Lenswood, complemented by fruit from a small
number of highly valued growers.
Vinification: Carefully pressed grapes were fermented at cool temperatures, and protected from
oxygen throughout. Some time in tank on yeast lees followed, helping to build palate texture and
Background: 2023 is the 34th vintage that Shaw + Smith has made. It has become known as a benchmark for
Adelaide Hills, and Australian, Sauvignon Blanc.
Serve: A great aperitif or serve with seafood. Ideal temperature is 6-8°C.
Cellar potential: Best drunk within 18 months of bottling.