Zonte’s Footstep ‘Excalibur’ Sauvignon Blanc 2018

From hand tended blocks in the Woodside sub-region of the Adelaide Hills, Excalibur’s crisp sword will slice through a balmy summer’s eve.

‘Excalibur’ will impress with its white grapefruit zest, lemon curd notes and delicate citrus blossom aromas, with tart gooseberry and mineral-like acidity.

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Our ‘shining sword rising from the water’ moment wasn’t quite of Arthurian legend, but by a misty dam early one morning, the first rapier-like cut of this Sauvignon Blanc inspired our Excalibur. Perfect for sitting down with a well chilled glass on a balmy summer’s eve, accompanying a plate of any fresh crustacean known to man.

The fruit for Excalibur is sourced from hand tended blocks in the Woodside sub-region of the Adelaide Hills. The harvested fruit is destemmed and crushed into stainless steel tanks with only the finest quality free run juice being chilled to 5 degrees celsius to preserve the expression of the fruit. Fermentation takes place in these tanks where the wine is allowed to complete a natural malo-lactic fermentation if it occurs. It is then racked off gross lees and cold settled prior to bottling This results in a wine with purity of fruit that is unpretentious and eminently satisfying to allow for regular indulgence.

Pale straw colour with vivid green hue. Lifted citrus/pineapple notes with gentle citrus blossom highlights. A rush of lemon/lime/white grapefruit peel crispness on entry. Refreshing, tart gooseberry and lemon curd with subtle minerality.

A tangy aftertaste, mouth-watering finish and trademark Sauvignon Blanc acidity. Flavoursome and fine finish with crisp lines of cleansing acid. Excalibur Sauvignon Blanc is an exciting, fresh, food-friendly white wine.

Although a great food wine, especially seafood, at Zonte’s Footstep, we drink most of the Excalibur well chilled, on a sunny afternoon with friends and family… usually followed by a second glass!

Reviews & Awards

Zonte’s Footstep

“Best Wineries of the Regions” + “5 black stars”

Halliday Wine Companion 2018, 2020 + 2021

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