2017 Tilly's Vineyard
Adelaide Hills / Eden Valley
Pale straw with lime hues. Beautifully perfumed aromas of clover blossom, gooseberry and stone-fruit are complemented by hints of lemon peel, melon and tropical fruits. A textural and balanced palate of citrus and nectarine is supported by subtle nuances of gooseberry and lemon thyme, with crisp acidity for a focused and vibrant finish.
- Grape variety breakdown
55% Semillon | 22% Sauvignon Blanc | 12% Pinot Gris | 6% Chardonnay | 5% Riesling
- Technical Details
- Alcohol: 12% | pH:
| Volume: 750mls
- Harvest Date
8 March – 12 April
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the wine’s fragrant characteristics.
This attractive, aromatic blend is named as a tribute to Stephen’s great-aunt Ottilie Mathilde ‘Tilly’ Henschke, one of the many remarkable pioneering women of the era when daily life saw them work the land, grow their own produce and raise a large family; a far cry from the ease of today.
- Cellaring potential
Exceptional vintage, 10+ years (from vintage)
- Serving Temperature
Extremely heavy winter rainfall and ferocious spring winds and hail shaped one of the most challenging vintages we have ever experienced at Lenswood. Flowering was late, occurring in December in rare calm and sunny weather, which generated good yields. The Eden Valley region also experienced the winds and slightly higher rainfall than the Barossa Valley; these conditions also delayed flowering, however the mild summer and regular rainfall events that followed allowed the grapes to reach full physiological maturity. By Easter, all Adelaide Hills and Eden Valley whites were safely in the winery and in excellent condition after careful handpicking and sorting. The 2017 vintage will be characterised by impeccably floral and vibrant white wines, an indicator of the slightly cooler conditions in the Adelaide Hills and Eden Valley regions.
Recommended Food Pairing
Grilled Lemongrass Chicken