The wine is very pale with green hues. The aroma has real punch driven very much by cool climate Sauvignon Blanc characters; snow pea, passionfruit and herbal aromas with some citrus notes. The Semillon provides some mid palate intensity as well as some attractive lemon rind characters. The feature of the wine is the freshness, vitality and brightness of the palate with a core of very clean and pure fruit with crisp and refreshing acidity. The finish is dry and clean.
A dry winter in 2007 was followed by some unusually cold spring weather in October which combined to reduce cropping levels. A benign late spring and early summer allowed for even and clean fruit development and harvest of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon began in late February.
The 2008 season has delivered us fine and linear fruit flavours: rich and rounded Frankland Sauvignon Blanc; pungent and finer Mt Barker Sauvignon Blanc; leafy and dried herb aromatics from the Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc; citrus and passionfruit characters with richer palate weight from Margaret River Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The increased lateral shoot growth this season led to bunch shading and subsequently increased acidity and length of flavour.
72% Sauvignon Blanc, 28% Semillon
Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon
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