2007 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2007 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Product Description

“this is a real beauty, a lovely wine, 92 points” – Ray Jordan.

TECHNICAL NOTES
Awards: 92 Points, Ray Jordan`s Wine Guide 2008; 91 Points,James Halliday`s 2009 Companion. 90 Points, Recommended Huon Hooke, Bronze Medal, 2007 Royal Perth Wine Show; Bronze Medal, 2007 Royal Adelaide Wine Show; Bronze Medal, 2007 Royal Hobart Wine Show. Bronze Medal 2008 Royal Queensland Wine Show.
Region: 00% Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River.
Colour: The wine has a straw yellow colour with a youthful green tinge.
Bouquet: Lime pith and citrus fruits meld harmoniously with fresh cut grass and nettles. Barrel fermentation has added a supportive vanilla nougat malty character to perfect the nose. This nose typifies the Hamelin Bay Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend and the unique Five Ashes Vineyard Terroir from where it is sourced.
Palate: The palate has a beautiful freshness and vibrancy, with a punchy mid-plate and a long length of flavour. The wine has a wonderful tantalising natural acidity, which will ensure excellent bottle age development in the next 12 months. The finish is appetisingly dry, with a unique mineral edge, providing a perfect partner to seafood dishes.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Warm dry vintage.
Vinification: 87% stainless steel and 13% barrel fermented, left on yeast lees for an extended period to gain palate weight and mouthfeel.
Cellaring Potential: Suggested best 2007 to 2009;
Oak Treatment: 13% barrel fermented with 2.5% new American oak and 1.5% new French oak barriques, matured for 6 weeks prior to blending.
Serving Suggestion: Lemon based seafood dishes.
Alcohol: 12.9%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 3.5g/L
pH: 3.1
Acidity: 6.7g/L
Harvest Date: February to March 2007
Bottling Date: June 2007