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1 - 3 of 3 Wines By Alta Vineyards
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Alta Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
A vital expression of Sauvignon Blanc grown to high altitude vineyards from Kuitpo through to Kersbrook. Alta captures the wondrous cool climate charm of Adelaide Hills, an area so very renowned for stylish white wine. Alta initially debuted onto the market with the aim of producing the single best effort possible, exclusively Sauvignon Blanc. Individual parcels are chosen for their strong varietal intensity and regional eloquence, each contributes its own character to the finished wine. Made to drink now, generous with fruit flavours and crisp palate structure.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
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Sauvignon Blanc is harvested throughout the cool of night, when flavours are most intense and the balance ideal, grapes are crushed with open rollers to minimise phenolic and colour extraction. The biggest challenge is to ensure that the fresh flavours and finesse of juices are retained throughout the winemaking. Several yeast strains are used based on their ability to highlight varietal flavours and enhance palate structure. Free run and pressings are vinified, some on skins, in a combination of fermenters and large 4000 litre French oak casks. Batches are racked on lees after the completion of ferment and stored cool prior to assemblage.
 
Pale, icy green hue. Fragrant citrus blossom, passionfruit and spicy guava. Instantly mouth filling with rich pear, fleshy lime and spicy lemongrass penetrating the mid palate. Crisp acid adds exuberance and persistence whilst providing balance and freshness. Alta offers the solid backbone of fruit character to accompany bolder flavours, goujons almandine, chillied muscles or thyme and garilc chicken.
Alta Adelaide Hills Shiraz
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
It has taken Alta years of nurture to see their Shiraz vines come of age, when only the best fruit will do, you need to be patient. Fashioned to a style so evocative of southern France, crafted with a view to retaining natural perfumes, employing a regimen of extended macerations, whole bunches and small, open vessel ferments, to achieve a supple palate offering great depth of fruit, seamless tannin structure and persistence. Finely structured, elegant and defined, Alta brings the excellence of Adelaide Hills Shiraz to a place of old world eloquence.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
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Regular vineyard assessments leading up to harvest ensure that Shiraz is harvested when the flavours are at their optimal intensity. Fruit is all hand picked and treated to ten days of cold soak, a parcel is included as whole bunches. A course of daily hand plunges in a small, open fermenter release the tannins and infuse flavour. Upon completion, the ferments are filled to a well seasoned, larger format, four tonnes oak cask for a judicious term of maturation.
 
Deep purple. Vibrant rose petal and white pepper perfumes, earthyness and cacao. Supple tannins in support of a seamless palate, a sensory adventure of fresh raspberry fruit characters, the savouryness of black pepper, chocolate chips and mint, a balance of freshness and acidity, persistence, elegance and sound structure through to the finish.
Alta For Elsie Pinot Noir Rose
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
Hand picked Pinot Noir clone MV6, an earlier ripener with softer tannins, from a single vineyard on the northeast Adelaide Hills. Fruit is treated to a cold soak, gently drawing colour from skins, pressed and vinified to choice yeasts infusing wonderful aromatics, texture and mouthfeel. One part of the ferments are drained into French oak for completion, malolactic and lees stirring. A gorgeous pink wine of expressive aromatics, mouth filling textures in support of an exquisite balance between complex fresh fruit flavours, juiciness and savoury, light tannin characters.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
 
Lively pink hues. Lifted black rose, fresh strawberries and pink musk. Supple red berry fruits, a luscious, mouth filling palate seasoned by vanilla bean and cinnamon spice. The complexity of flavours build in the mouth, soft creamy textures add to the mouthfeel. The dry savoury finish leaves your palate cleansed, satisfied and ready for good food.
Winemaker Sarah Fletcher, had a very clear vision for Alta from day one

Sarah wanted to showcase South Australia's Adelaide Hills as an outstanding cool climate wine region, selecting specific varieties and handpicking quality fruit. This has allowed her to create fresh, varietal wine styles with depth and obvious regional character. "My aim is to produce wines from varieties that thrive in the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills, each showing strong varietal character and distinctive regional expression."

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In February 2005, Sarah became involved with Alta and took on the position of Winemaker. The 2005 vintage was her first, which followed the successful 2003 and 2004 releases. Four years at Adelaide University's Roseworthy Campus studying Oenology and seven years working for Orlando Wyndham as both red and white winemaker, producing wines from all over Australia, was enough to convince Sarah that the Adelaide Hills is an outstanding and distinctive wine region.

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Working at Orlando gave Sarah the opportunity to work alongside many industry legends, such as John Vickery and Philip Laffer. Her knowledge and experience lead her to pursue her dream of owning her own brand. Of all the wine regions, she was most impressed by the uniqueness and potential of the Adelaide Hills so, when approached in 2005 to take on Alta, she jumped at the chance. Since then, Sarah has produced a consistently award winning Sauvignon Blanc, in addition to releasing three new varietals; Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir Rosé.

Wine grapes were first planted in the Adelaide Hills in 1839. Situated east of Adelaide, the long and narrow Adelaide Hills wine region runs through the southern Mount Lofty Ranges. It is one of South Australia's largest wine regions, stretching from the edge of the Barossa and Eden Valleys in the north, to the boundaries of McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek in the south.

The region is renowned for its variation in mesoclimates, with topograpy ranging from gently rolling hills to deep gullies with steep slopes. The majority of vineyards lie within an altitude of 400 - 700 metres with average rainfall 1,250mm. The altitude and steep topography have a major cooling effect on climate, which along with high rainfall, lend themselves to the production of earlier ripening, cool climate varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.

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