2023 El Desperado Sauvignon Blanc

$24.00 Cellar Door

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Our first ever Vintage of El Desperado was 2011, and will always be known in Australian wine history as the vintage from hell, as many vineyards succumb to the wet summer. For the Pawn, we sacrificed making our full range of wines that year to create a brand new style wine. Although we did not set out to make the El Desperado before that vintage, when you taste this wine, by hell you will be glad we did.


This Sauvignon Blanc is made from grapes sourced from our Adelaide Hills vineyard. It erupts with aromas of lush ripe passion fruit, citrus & stone fruits on the nose. The palate shows moist grapefruits, lime pie and lychees with a long textured finish and a delicate mineral edge.

Additional Information
Variety trivia

With this wine we do not want to play in the herbal, grassy cat-pee style sandpit, ‘I’ve just mowed the lawn’, cat-pee on a gooseberry bush, sweaty man’s armpit style, rather we have made a wine with a balanced palate exhibiting a strong varietal style with fresh restrained acidity and that inimitable Adelaide Hills elegance.

Chess Trivia

In chess, El Desperado is a doomed pawn that seems determined to give itself up to bring about a stalemate when captured, a pawn that is as good as dead and so sets out to do as much damage as possible.

Goes best with

Hot Days, warm nights, cool music (may I suggest Ku de Ta Podcasts) and a gentle breeze

Vineyard Location

Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills, South Australia,
-35.186149, 138.815208

Harvest Weight

8.1 tonnes/hectare

Clonal Material








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