Established in 1976, Petaluma is built upon the old-world belief of planting the right varieties for individual vineyards in a specific wine region. The wines of Petaluma are a singular exploration of this founding belief.
The Petaluma team, led by Andrew Hardy, see themselves as ‘custodians of the great vineyards’, with their winemaking in turn responsive and instinctive. This translates into award-winning wines from the best regions of South Australia.
With a commitment to producing the very best wines from South Australia's premier viticultural areas, Petaluma are able to present wines like this White Label Sauvignon Blanc. A blend of two regions, namely the Adelaide Hills and Coonawarra, this aromatic white displays wonderful exotic fruit intensity that is touched by a subtle herbal note. There is also a line of definitive crisp minerality to leave your palate not only refreshed, but calling for more.
Fresh tropical fruits and racy acidity combine with exotic herbaceousness and minerality to produce a lovely wine. The wonderful Petaluma White Sauvignon Blanc displays an exquisite exotic fruit intensity that is touched by a subtle herbal note a blend of the two regions the magnificent Coonawarra and beautiful Adelaide Hills.
Halliday rated 93 points (2012 Vintage)
“Follows an increasing trend to a small percentage of barrel fermentation in French oak, working perfectly here to provide an added touch of texture and structure to its mix of tropical fruits (guava and kiwi fruit) plus a dab of grapefruit, the finish long and dry.” James Halliday, 2013.
Tasting Note: Has a nutty lilt in the lemon essence bouquet. Very attractive, bold aromas. Touch sour, touch nettley, but delivers big, zingy refreshment and a crisp, briny finish. Has good shape and cool reserve. A controlled, flavoursome sauvignon blanc.