Jericho Adelaide Hills Fumé Blanc
2019 Adelaide Hills Fumé Blanc
This is not your typical Sauvignon Blanc. Inspired by wines of the Pouilly-Fumé appellation in France, barrel fermented in old French oak and aged on lees for 7 months. Allowing the yeast autolysis to give spice, complexity and a soft luscious texture. The style of Fumé Blanc gives the wine elegance and interest from barrel fermentation, while the classic fresh and tropical fruit varietal characters remain.
The high altitude of the Kuitpo vineyard in the Southern Adelaide Hills is ideal for this variety. Allowing slower ripening and giving complexity and elegance. Shallow, well drained soils also allow full concentration of flavours in the fruit and a mineral acidity crucial for this style of wine.
The palate displays an elegant fruit bowl of flavours; passion fruit, ripe tropical fruits and citrus are the focus. Well balanced and finishes with a clean and crisp, fresh mineral acidity and subtle toasty oak flavours.