Night harvest at low temperatures, immediate processing at the winery, gentle handling, and cool fermentation all contribute to the retained fruit freshness and varietal aromatics. A small component fermented in older oak textures the palate.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Largely unoaked but a small portion spends time in oak to give the texture a fillip. This release is bright and easy-to-enjoy with good intensity of gooseberry-and-lime flavour. Gravelly notes add an edge. Excellent buying option. Rating 91 - Drink by 2017, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2014).
The 2014 SauvignonBlanc Semillon has a vibrant nose of green apples, gooseberries and waxed lemons, with a herbal undercurrent. Light to medium- bodied with a crisp backbone of acidity, it fills the palate with uncomplicated apple and freshly chopped herb flavors before finishing long. Rating 85 - Lisa Perrotti- Brown, erobertparker.com.au (AUG/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Clear pale straw in colour.
Alluring aromas of guava, pear, lemon zest and hints of jasmine greet the nose.
The palate shows apple, pear and passionfruit notes around a key lime citrus background. A bright, juicy wine with bags of fruit and a zesty acidity that provides ample length.
Pork and shiitake mushroom San choi bao, a goats cheese tart, or lemon chicken and prawn skewers from the BBQ.
The abundant fruit flavours and vibrant structure make this wine a delicious drink when young.