2009 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
The season started with a very cool spring and consistent rains which slowed the vines development, and we had a rather extended flowering period. January welcomed some lovely sunshine and the beautiful weather remained for the rest of the season, ripening the fruit easily. The Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc fruit displayed vibrant perfumes and a lovely natural acid balance. Flavours were generally a little riper than previous years, with the Semillon showing more lemon and subtle hints of floral characters rather than the thistle that can dominate in some years. 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.