Light yellow colour with a herbal, snowpea and slightly tom-catty grassy/thiol character. There are also nutty barrel and toasty bottle-age characteristics. The wine is rich and intense, and really fills the mouth. It’s soft, round and ample. The vegetal notes are turning into honey already. A wine with plenty of appeal.
More delicate than many in its price/region/style category, and none the worse for that. Gentle tropical and stone fruits sit alongside citrussy acidity, the acidity, too, in balance. 12% alc
64% Sauvignon Blanc 36% Semillon
The Sauvignon Blanc parcel planted in 1987 while the Semillon planted in 1997 is on single cane. Both vine canopies are managed in order to improve light interception and hence development of flavours during ripening while reducing any microclimate humidity. The Sauvignon Blanc is located at 130 metres above sea level, one of the highest in the Margaret River region. The varieties were vinified separately, selecting an aromatic yeast for the Sauvignon Blanc, and a textural yeast for the Semillon. A portion was fermented in French oak barrels to provide some background complexities and textures. The final blend was assembled when all the wines had completed fermentation. A versatile wine.