Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc
Average timing for harvest has captured the natural acidity and varietal tension from this only moderately warm year. Some hint of the puncheons, tropical varietal markers like passionfruit and an array of spice on the nose. Full and yet dry, breadth from the skins, texture from the lees contact and refreshing citrus acid on the palate. Unsurprisingly providing a wine of power and length. Grapefruit hits a high note on the finish and aftertaste, the texture is also very important. James Halliday, 96 points.
Stuart Hooper was a successful businessman with a passion for everything about wine. He envisioned creating a vineyard that would produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great regions of France.
In the early 1970’s Stuart selected a plot of land in the Moorabool Valley near the township of Bannockburn. A promising site with the desirable soil composition consistent with quality viticulture and a rich history of premium wine grape production dating back to the 1870’s. The initial plantings were shiraz vines. Before long, more land was acquired, more vines and varieties planted – the story had begun.
A major contribution to the success of Bannockburn Vineyards was the strong foundation Stuart provided through his purist, uncompromising approach when he established the vineyard and winery. Everything was done with a commitment to producing quality wine.