Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret Western Australia
Wallcliffe is a tiny production wine from a unique parcel of soil in the middle of the Margaret River region. The wine represents the vagaries of climate, individuality of site, the complimentary characters of the two varieties and a restrained yet evocative winemaking approach. Wallcliffe is crafted to evolve and to develop different characters and complexity. Treat Wallcliffe to scallops or sticky belly of pork.
Cape Mentelle enjoy access to some of the Margaret River's most elite vineyard sites, and have long been one of the region's most ardent formulators of classy white wines. The Wallcliffe Vineyard was established on a ridge of free draining lateritic gravel between 1970 and 1972. Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were grafted onto shiraz vines in the early 1980s and today produce the distinctive fruit. Wallcliffe is a wine that creates itself in the vineyard. Plainly fermenting the different plots individually in French oak barriques helps to build and define individual characters. A selection of the best barrels are then blended to make a wine which best reflects the characters of the season and the vineyard.
Aromas of lemongrass, citrus blossom, lychee, coriander and wet slate. The fresh citrus fruit characters of the nose transfer seamlessly to the palate, with some white fleshed nectarine and subtle smoke characters also evident. The palate is tight and focused complementing the creamy texture derived from wild yeast barrel fermentation and leads to long bright and expressive finish.