Brilliant, pale straw with green tinge. The bouquet displays bright fruit, passionfruit and thyme aromas with hints of lemon curd and subtle, intriguing funky characters in the background. The lively palate is medium bodied with wonderful clarity offering citrus, crunchy tropical fruits, spice and dried herbs. A beautifully structured wine, layered with savoury textural elements yet with a crystalline backbone of quartz and zesty acidity. The influence of barrel fermentation has added complexity to this otherwise quintessentially crisp, fruit driven blend.
Awards and Accolades
97 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "71% sauvignon blanc, 27% semillon, 2% muscadelle, estate-grown, 60% destemmed and crushed, free-run juice fermented in tank with cultured yeast, 40% (predominantly sauvignon blanc) whole bunch-pressed, cloudy free-run juice wild-fermented in French oak (10% new) and lees-stirred for several months. The bouquet immediately tells you the complex vinification has worked brilliantly, with struck match aromas, the layered palate of utterly exceptional intensity, with fruit, oak and acidity welded together so tightly it's impossible (and irrelevant) to unpick them, the aftertaste staggeringly long and intense."
93 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Very light youthful colour with a fresh, clean bright lemony semillon varietal fruit aroma. Crisp, tangy, lively and refreshing. Intense lemon flavours; good concentration. The finish is dry and long, balanced and invites another sip. Very good indeed."
2015 Vintage: 94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion "It has a bit of presence about it. It's fruit-driven and accessible but its reach through the finish is uncommonly long, its notes of cool alpine herbs serving both to refresh and complex. The word layered (used on the back label) is apt."
From the Winery
The Sauvignon Blanc component was whole bunch pressed with the cloudy free-run juice then naturally fermented in French oak using ‘wild’ yeasts. A small component of Muscadelle was fermented naturally in new French oak adding perfume to the wine. Semillon was crushed and the free run juice fermented in tank at 150C using an aromatic yeast strain.. All of the barrels (new barriques were used for 10% of the blend) were lees stirred for several months adding complexity and texture to the wine before blending with crisp clean tank fermented component.
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WBW Rating: 97/100
Region: Margaret River, WA
Winemaker: Glenn Goodall
Drink now until: 2021
Alc/Vol: 13 %
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