Brackenwood Fumé Blanc 2017
$ 29.00 incl. GST
Combining a wish to distinguish from the Marlborough style, with the weight and complexity of fruit provided by the site, Brackenwood believe the oaked fumé style to be the future for Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented and aged eight months in French and Hungarian hogsheads (1/3 new), with bâtonnage monthly.
A complex wine of creaminess and flesh, with grassy Sauvignon fruit cutting through, showing also hints of varietal passionfruit. Food friendly, textural and multi-dimensional, a ‘Savvy for grown ups’.
Brackenwood Vineyard / Adelaide Hills, Sa
Biodynamic Minimal Intervention Wines From A Beautiful Adelaide Hills Estate
Owner Damon Nagel started life as a sommelier in Adelaide, moving to London to further his wine education whilst working in top end dining restaurants. Achieving success in London property, he would eventually return to Adelaide, purchasing the beautiful undulating Brackenwood farm in the early 2000s, first releasing wines from vintage 2005.
Winemaking is today overseen by Daniel Zuzolo, ex Primo Estate, with the stable offering interesting blends and lesser seen plantings of Barbera and Gamay alongside more traditional offerings such as Shiraz and Riesling.
Growing and winemaking is strictly along biodynamic lines, with no additions bar minimal sulphur at bottling. A pure set of releases very much at home alongside Felixir’s European offerings, fun styles of personality with enough depth and interest to be taken seriously.