Printhie Mountain Range Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is sourced from 4 different high elevation vineyards. Each vineyard contributes different characters for greater fruit complexity. Harvest timing is crucial to capture distinctive varietal but ripe flavours. Some wild ferment and malolactic fermentation to add texture and complexity. Early bottling to capture intensity and freshness.
Orange is the only region in Australia that is defined by altitude. Vineyards at or above the 600 metre contour around Mount Canobolas are classified as Orange. Everything below is the Central Tablelands. It is genuinely a cool climate area that experiences snow most years. The highest vineyard sits at 1100 metres, which means wines across the altitude range can have differing varietal expressions and acid structure.
Printhie wines is owned and operated by the Swift family, locals to the Orange region for 35 years. Every individual batch of wine is made at Printhie aspiring to be classified at the highest level. Every wine is made with the same attention and passion in the hope that it will attain the highest classification.