Light straw in colour. A fragrant bouquet of passionfruit, gooseberry, white currant and lemon and lime citrus intertwine with notes of green pea, crushed mint leaf, green bean and softer tropical nuances. Rich and intense flavours of gooseberry, pure lime citrus and lemon tart lead to a complex and textural mid-palate with layers of fine limestone minerality and crisp acidity on the finish.
Light straw-yellow hue, a restrained wine in all respects, with a dominant snow pea herbal aroma...
Extremely heavy winter rainfall and ferocious spring winds and hail set up one of the most challenging vintages we have ever experienced at Lenswood. Flowering was late, occurring in December rather than November, in rare calm and sunny weather which set us up for good yields. The conditions post-Christmas were characterised by elevated evening temperatures, heavy rain every four days, foggy mornings and low day time temperatures. Harvest started in March; three weeks later than usual. By Easter, all Adelaide Hills whites and our pinot noir were safely in the winery, and in excellent condition despite 760mm falling during the growing season. This was a vintage saved in the vineyard by the outstanding work of our Lenswood viticultural team under extremely trying conditions, with results that exceeded expectations. The Lenswood vineyard continues to show enormous resilience, and the soil health no doubt plays an important role in the beautiful wines created in 2017.
"Light straw-yellow hue, a restrained wine in all respects, with a dominant snow pea herbal aroma..."