We aim to have all wines be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock and you note you would like that particular vintage, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
James Halliday – It's a red-letter day when a Margaret River winemaker asks more for a sauvignon blanc than a chardonnay, though it's a very sophisticated wine. Half the juice free run and fermented in stainless-steel barrels with a specific sauvignon blanc yeast, the other half moderate solids wild fermented in new and used French oak. It's all about texture which relentlessly imposes its thumbprint and fruit fragments – pink grapefruit and apple skin – flying in all directions allied with acidity. Is the price justified? Yes, and then some. - James Halliday
About This Wine
The S.R.S. Sauvignon Blanc has a lifted varietal nose with white flowers, pink grapefruit, and wild jalapeno jumping from the glass. The palate shows hints of oyster shell and other savoury elements from the wild ferment with grape solids. The style is deliberately savoury, concentrating more on texture and complexity rather than sheer fruit power. An interesting wine that very much reflects the vintage and variety, it will be great to drink with spicy or Mexican food. The wine will really blossom over the next 6 months and then drink beautifully for 3-5 years.
Margaret River Wine
In the southwest of Western Australia, the Margaret River wine region is unique in that it is the most maritime-influenced region in all of Australia. The cool Indian ocean breezes come in through the summer to keep the temperatures around the vines steady resulting in an unusually even accumulation of warmth in the growing season. It is also quite dry as interestingly less than 20% of the annual rainfall occurs as the grapes are growing. The region’s climatic factors have been compared to what Bordeaux would be like in a dry season. While the region’s total production is relatively small (3% of Australia’s total wine production), it is responsible for 20% of our premium wine market.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz as well as Bordeaux blends are all very popular red wine options in the region.
For whites, refreshing blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon as well as complex, age worthy Chardonnays are the specialties.