Margaret River Western Australia
Leeuwin Estate was purposely built from the ground up to a no expenses spared approach by America's most accomplished vineyard developer. Originally a cattle farm, the property was deeply ploughed, deep ripped, emptied of stone, pegged, measured and planted to vines by hand in the 1970s. It remains to this day under the stewardship of America's Mondavi family. Prelude Vineyard is an elite site, closely managed to yield the quality of fruit, requisite for the vinification of the definitive Margaret River classic dry white.
Great wines are born in great vineyards. Boasting one of the most modern wineries in the southern hemisphere, Leeuwin Estate offers its winemakers all the advantages of new age technology. Winemaking however, is an art as well as a science, and it is here where the skills of the winemaker are carefully combined with technology to produce the wines that have been so highly acclaimed. Vineyards are kept balanced with the yearly environmental conditions. With the emphasis on quality rather than quantity, yields at Leeuwin are kept low. Working with the environment and through skilled vineyard management, Leeuwin is able to produce fine fruit in the most environmentally friendly manner.
A very pale straw with bright green tinges. The nose is very intense and lifted with passionfruit, green melon, lemon blossom and fresh baked bread aromas. Lime and tropical fruits round out a complex bouquet. The delightfully balanced palate is fresh, clean and lively with strong flavours of citrus fruits, passionfruit, and green apple. The fresh acid finish provides a penetrating length of flavour.