About This Wine
60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon. This is what it is; a classically racy, punchy Margaret River SBS built on exuberant fruit and freshness. The fruit for the Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is sourced from 10 separate Estate vineyard blocks. The vines are all planted on gravelly loam soils with different aspects and microclimates offering slightly different flavour profiles. The Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are planted mainly to Clone 1, which is perfect for this style of wine, offering crunchy lifted tropical fruit notes and flavours. The Semillon comes from 20-year-old vines in rooted in the North Block gravels and sees a small amount (13%) of barrel fermentation. This component supplies some texture to complement the wine's crunchy lime, lemongrass, grapefruit and herbal notes. The 2018 vintage has produced a classic expression of this quintessential Margaret River blend, showcasing a wonderful purity of fruit coupled with lovely texture and complexity; a perfectly balanced wine with a long, crisp dry finish, made to drink whilst young and fresh.
|Varietal(s)||Sauvignon Blanc Semillon|
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.