Snake & Herring Perfect Day Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016
Perfect balanced acidity and flavour roll together like Punch and Judy but in a nice engaging way. Those two perennials of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon put on a great show when blended together. They immediately bond here with some oak as well to shout out flavour and clean lines that make a sessionable and thought provoking wine most suitable for the warmer days, long poolside afternoons and of course beautiful plates of Oysters and scallops with an old fashioned lemon butter sauce.
Definitely my pick for this white category and I hope you enjoy.
Awards and Accolades:
95 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "There's more to this than meets the eye, both the bouquet and palate suggesting flavour augmentation by all or some of oak, skin contact and lees contact. The clever aspect is the uncertainty about which has been responsible: what is certain is the extra length and depth of the mouthfeel - or, in a word, its complexity."
2014 Vintage: TROPHY - Best white blend, Qantas Wine Show WA
From the Winery
The 2016 vintage was early due to a warmer winter leading onto earlier budburst. Total growing and ripening times on the vines were normal, however, as the summer turned out to be cool with regular rain. Acids and aromatics were well preserved by the cool nights in Karridale. Harvesting was approximately 2 weeks earlier than “normal”. We sourced this fruit from 2 vineyards.
All parcels were machine picked and pressed. The cloudy Semillon juice was pressed to old 500L puncheons for wild barrel ferment. Both the Sauvignon Blanc parcels were pressed to both tank (51%) and barrel (10%) with medium solids in both. All components were kept on their lees for 5 months enhancing texture and complexity. Overall 49% of the blend was barrel fermented with 10% new oak.
Don't Pay: $26.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Margaret River, WA
Winemaker: Tony Davis
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 12.5 %
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