2004 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2004 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Product Description

A great bouquet, fresh with rich fruit and a soft dry finish – seafood on the river. 63% Semillon, 37% Sauvignon Blanc.

TECHNICAL NOTES
Silver: Royal Hobart Bronze: Royal Melbourne Royal Perth & Adelaide 4 Stars 89 points (James Halliday’s 2006 Wine Companion)"
Region: 100% Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River.
Colour: Pale straw tinged with green.
Bouquet: Citrus lemon zest and freshly cut grass aromas are balanced with kiwi fruit and vanilla bean,with a mineral core so typical for hamelin bay whites. An appealing complexity derived from barrel fermentation and solids inclusion in fermentation affords a cedary and malty overtone showing similarieties with the 2003 vintage.
Palate: The palate is of medium weight with an attractive elegance. The juicy mid palate weight and punch from the sauvignon contrasts and balances the austere lemon acidity and tight restrined length of the semillon.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Warm dry vintage.
Vinification: 80% stainless steel and 20% barrel fermentation.
Cellaring Potential: Drink at Release to 36 months.
Oak Treatment: 20% barrel fermented, 5% new French oak.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with fresh lemon seafood dishes or on its own in the warmth of the afternoon sun.
Alcohol: 12.5%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 2.5g/L
pH: 3.3
Acidity: 6.3g/L
Harvest Date: March 2004
Bottling Date: June 2004