A recent addition to the range, Adrestia is sourced from exceptional Adelaide Hills Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Starting out as a trial in the cellar, Adrestia turned out to be a wine of texture and balance that fully merited the introduction of a white wine to the Flagship Series. Bordeaux in style and released after three years of maturation in oak and stainless steel barrels, this intriguing white is complex and layered with a creamy palate of nougat and fresh straw.
Notes of flint, lemon verbena, wax, white flower and green melon.
Lovely clarity and zing through the palate. Lemongrass with hints of mint and green melon. Light notes of dough and toast emerge through the waxy mid-palate. Acidity provides laser-like focus. Finish has mouth-watering minerality with the oak providing a light textural component to offset the acidity.
Whole bunch pressed to new and one year old French oak puncheons. Half inoculated, half wild ferment. Fermented cool for 20 days. Aged for twelve months on gross lees with bâtonnage performed once per month. Racked to stainless steel with full lees and left untouched for a further six months. Lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.
12 months in new and one year old French oak puncheons, six months in stainless steel.
94 Points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2016
Bright greenish-straw color. Pungent, highly perfumed aromas of quince, orange pith, tarragon, vanilla and white flowers, with a strong mineral undertone. Dry, sharply focused and steely on entry, then deeper and fleshier in the middle, offering juicy nectarine, pear, citrus pith and honeysuckle flavors and a strong jolt of smoky minerality. The floral and smoky mineral notes carry strongly through a sharply delineated, impressively long finish that also features a lingering note of candied orange zest. This vibrant wine drinks like a very serious white Bordeaux and has the depth and structure to age.
Drinking window: 2019 - 2026