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2008 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2008 VF Sauvignon Blanc Sem

Tasting Notes
COLOUR The appearance of the wine is of bright straw with green tinges. NOSE The nose shows aromas of intense lime and some grassy nuances with hints of tropical fruits, green passionfruit and an underlying complexity provided by yeast lees and delicate spice from high quality French oak. PALATE The palate is juicy, with pristine, fresh fruit characters complemented by crisp, minerally acidity. The richness of flavours increases across the palate, displaying green passionfruit and lime balanced perfectly by the subtle influence of French oak.
Winemaker Notes
The Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards were picked at slightly lower Baumes than usual in Margaret River, capturing fine aromas, crisp primary fruit flavours and good, clean acid structure. The dominance of the Sauvignon Blanc, a small percentage of which was fermented and matured in new oak, provides tropical passionfruit aromatics complimented by the grassy, citrus notes of Semillon. The complexity of the wine is further enhanced by using various levels of juice clarity and fermenting with specialized yeasts designed to increase the aromatic lift of these two varietals.
Production Notes
74% Sauvignon Blanc 26% Semillon
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential:
A wine that will continue to develop further complexity and richness if cellared carefully over the next 3 - 5 years.
Harvest Date
February/March 2008
15% French oak, 7 weeks
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
Bottling Date
June 2008
Vintage Notes

January and February were warm, resulting in the white varieties arriving at the winery earlier than usual and in a short time period. A cool change in early March slowed ripening throughout the region, especially for parcels of Semillon in the more southern regions. These ripening conditions helped provide the varietal definition and aroma characteristics that Margaret River is well known for.

2008 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
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