2012 Tintookie Chenin Blanc

A single vineyard wine sourced from the Tintookie vineyard at Blewitt Springs; cooler sub-region of McLaren Vale.


The DOWIE DOOLE Tintookie Chenin Blanc is truly unique to Australia and the world. The grapes are sourced from one of Australia’s oldest Chenin Blanc vineyards; Tintookie, owned by Drew Dowie and Lulu Lunn. The Tintookie Vineyard was planted in 1933 on the cool sandy slopes of Blewitt Springs. The Tintookie Vineyard’s terrior suits the variety perfectly, emphasising Chenin Blanc’s vibrant fruit lift and natural acidity. Producing a wine of unique vibrancy, length and if you are patient, incredible aging potential.

A small parcel of fruit was hand-picked, barrel fermented in older French oak and left on yeast lees for six months prior to bottling. This process added savoury complexity to the natural, vibrant fruit flavours, which, coupled with the variety's natural acidity, will ensure longevity.


Colour : Golden straw in colour.

Nose : Passionfruit, green apple and pear with a hint of honeysuckle.

Palate : The palate follows the nose and reveals white fruits and honeysuckle, which will become more pronounced with further bottle maturation. An excellent balance of flavours, with a lemon sherbet backbone.