2019 Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Aromatic, Citrus, Zippy, Zesty

Margaret River

Like the nose, the tropicals are intense, but also shows notes of sweet fresh asparagus and a savoury minerality. There is complexity to this wine and the flavours continue to evolve and change with time in the glass. The palate has a wonderful texture and is all pulled together with a crisp acid balance that gives this wine a lingering finish. Serve chilled, and enjoy whilst young and fresh.

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Winemaker comments

Winemaker Notes
This wine is deliberately made to be a very Sauvignon Blanc dominant style. The Semillon acts in support, giving some weight and consistency to the style, but it is the lifted aromatic qualities of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes that are evident in this wine. The majority of grapes in this wine are sourced from our Wilyabrup Estate Vineyard. We have also sourced a small parcel of Sauvignon Blanc from an exceptional vineyard, to complement our grapes and add complexity to the finished wine. All grapes were machine harvested in the cool of night during early March 2019. After 3 hours of skin contact, the must was pressed, with only the free-run juice utilised for fermentation. Low solids and cool ferment temperatures ensured the fruit characters were preserved to their utmost in the resultant wine.

Meet the maker

Growing up on a wheat and sheep farm is not your traditional start to a winemaking career. However, it was driving through the Swan Valley on the way to Perth that started my interest in grapes. They...
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were always beautiful and green quite a contrast to the dry and dusty terrain from the farm. During my final year of studies at the University of Adelaide, I commenced working at Petaluma in the Adelaide Hills, and this seeded my love of Riesling. After 18 months, I decided to explore the world of wine and for the next several years was a flying winemaker, working alternate vintages in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. In the north, this took me to France (Languedoc, Cognac & a couple of days in Bordeaux) and many times to Oregon, USA. This is where my love of Pinot was born. Back in Australia, I also explored Margaret River, Geographe, Clare Valley, SA and Macedon Ranges, Vic. In January 2007, coming back to WA, I joined Sandalford as Winemaker and in December 2012, was offered the Senior Winemaker position. To talk about my winemaking philosophy, is to first understand the vineyards. My role is to let the grapes shine and ensure they reflect the vineyard site they're from. The fruit source for all of our wines, are paramount to their success, and I'm incredibly lucky to have one of the oldest vineyards in Margaret River to work with.
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Tasting notes

Varietals

Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Colour

Other Notes
Pale lemon.

Nose

Production
Intense tropicals up front that jump out of the glass. There’s guava, blackcurrant buds and lycees. Underlying this is a savoury edge and grassy notes that add complexity to the nose.

Palate

Tasting Note
Like the nose, the tropicals are intense, but also shows notes of sweet fresh asparagus and a savoury minerality. There is complexity to this wine and the flavours continue to evolve and change with time in the glass. The palate has a wonderful texture and is all pulled together with a crisp acid balance that gives this wine a lingering finish. Serve chilled, and enjoy whilst young and fresh.

Vintage Conditions

Vineyard Notes
Whilst the majority of Australia had a hot summer with above average temperatures, the southwest corner of WA was blessed with a mild summer, with temperatures for the period falling below average. These milder conditions resulted in a delayed ripening for most varieties resulting in excellent flavour development within the grapes at harvest. With no disease pressure, all grapes were harvested with an optimum balance of sugar and flavours. The resulting wines show wonderful varietal characters.

2019 Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2019 Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
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