Fox Creek’s Arctic Fox is perfect for those seeking an alternative to Champagne.
A blend of three white varieties reflect all that is desirable from McLaren Vale’s climate and soils. Comprising of 55% Vermentino, 23% Verdelho, 22% Sauvignon Blanc.
The Vermentino’s crisp, structural and vibrant contribution is filled out by the Verdelho’s rich, tropical mid palate and yeasty lees stirred characteristics, while the Sauvignon Blanc twist gives the aromatics a lift and provides a herbaceous edge.
So how does it taste: A crisp and refreshing mix of lemon, lime, grapefruit and white nectarine flavours leading into a soft and fleshy mid palate of honeydew, green apple and lemon sorbet. The focused acidity combined with the voluminous mouth-feel finish the wine with crispness, persistence and length.
A vibrant and bright pale white wine with notes of aromatic stone and tropical fruits on the nose. This Sauvignon Blanc carries the signature characteristics of the Adelaide Hills’ style with a clean and crisp palate of gooseberries and citrus fruits, followed by delicate acidity and a complementing mineral finish.
Fully worked is a style that O’Leary Walker have used to distinguish this “funky and complex” Sauvignon Blanc as opposed to their classic “pure and pristine” version.
This wine is super interesting, very much in the White Bordeaux style. It’s made to maximise layers of flavour and complexity through various traditional winemaking techniques. Natural fermentation and lees stirring for 3 months, then stored in 2 and 3 year old Siruge French oak Barriques for 9 months, and no filtration prior to ferment, all of which you might not associate with the Sauvignon Blanc grape.
Expect creamy layers of balanced oak with clean, crisp acidity. A must try for wine enthusiasts.