2020 Three Lions Sauvignon Blanc
Aromas of passionfruit gooseberry, fresh-cut grass, subtle spicy note. With Intense guava up front and hints of crunchy white nectarine and fresh citrus pith on the palate. A subtle textural element adds complexity and delicate acidity provides a crisp dry finish.
Vintage 2020 - 'a little bit different from the norm'.
The 2020 Australian summer was the hottest on record. All Australian wine regions were effected, some greater than others. The Mount Barker region was no exception with significant temperature variations against the long term average. This advanced vine development, condensing the growing season and forwarding the commencement of vintage to be 4 weeks early than the norm.
The hot day time temperatures reduced berry expansion, producing fruit with a depth of flavour and colour intensity. This vintage was strong in quality although perhaps not a reflection of the regional terroir. The nights were warm, increasing the overall heat acumination, resulting in bigger more rounded Shiraz and Chardonnay wines. But still retaining the elegance you would expect from one of Australia’s premium wine regions.
92 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Youthfully fruited and attractively lifted, the fabulously aromatic bouquet shows kaffir lime, nettle, lemon zest and fresh green herb characters. It's equally appealing on the palate, displaying vibrant mouthfeel and racy acidity, finishing pristine and crisp-dry. At its best: now to 2023". Reviewed Sept 2020 (Sam Kim).