Longview Whippet Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2023


Following two stellar vintages in the Adelaide Hills region, 2023 is another fine, though cool year, making it a hattrick of top years here. The team source fruit from four of their highest blocks, all planted back in 1997 and 1998. After crushing, chilling and a touch of skin contact, there is a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. A very pale yellow hue, this is attractively focused and approachable thanks to notes of gooseberries and a pleasing lemony character with orange rind and citrus. There is also impressive length here. The flavours are very reminiscent of my grandmother’s gooseberry jam (it was seriously good jam). With bright acidity and a lingering finish, this provides fine drinking now and should continue to do so for the next few years