Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River Western Australia
The area between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin is lined with the most ancient soils and fertile mineral sands. This amazing terroir underneath Leeuwin vineyard combines with the sensational maritime climes to provide a growing season that's ideal for viticulture and encourages great finesse in the finished wines. Offering an intensity and depth of flavour that's so very Leeuwin Estate, Art Series represents the benchmark in Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with citrus and lifted floral, complexed by subtle anise and vanilla.
The granitic island where Leeuwin vineyard is located, has weathered over millions of years and provides ancient free draining gravel soils, which are highly complementary to the culture of the vine, as well as promoting great finesse in the wine. Leeuwin's rainfall is dictated by the Roaring Forties which move north in winter and south in summer. With oceans on three sides, fluctuating water temperature by two degrees between summer and winter, the district has its own microclimate. Leeuwin's vineyards are therefore protected from extremes of temperature, frost free during the critical spring growing period. An average year in Margaret River equates to vintages Bordeaux can enjoy only occasionally.
Fresh vibrant pale straw, lime green edges. Bouquet shows lemon sherbet and lime, green pineapple and crisp golden delicious apples. The wine's textural component is immediately evident as bright and lively across the palate from the barrel fermented portion. Great intensity of flavour with lemon and lime the most dominant before a refreshing finish of green apples. Fine racy acidity, a very long, lingering finish.