One of the Margaret River's hidden treasures is the view from the house overlooking the Fire Gully vineyard, its surrounding bushland and tranquil dam replete with wild ducks, black swans and a multitude of other birds While Mike Peterkin is happy to say little about that, he is happier to talk up the wines from the mature vineyard which supplies this label.
He pioneered the semillon sauvignon blanc combination while at Cullen in 1979 and 1980 and had success with its first wine. The 1979 Cullen Semillon Sauvignon Blanc won the trophy at the Perth Show for the best full-bodied dry white. Not surprisingly when he planted Pierro in 1980, he was aware of the potential of this combination and so planted one-third of his vineyard to these varieties.
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Winery Tasting Notes
Having two vineyards and two labels, Mike Peterkin is able to offer two distinctly different versions of this classic Margaret River white combination. Complementing the Pierro L.T.C Semillon Sauvignon Blanc in the portfolio is the Fire Gully Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. In contrast to its better known sibling, the Fire Gully Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is unoaked, has more sauvignon blanc (70% ) and is made in an early-drinking style to emphasise its aromatics, freshness and vibrant fruit flavours.
The 2012 Fire Gully Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is a superb example of the combination , complex and interesting , with fascinating oyster shell aromatics, intense pure white tropical flavours with schisty minerally notes; powerful, vibrant and tangy, finishing fresh and zesty. Irresistible summer drinking.