Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Hunter Valley + Central Ranges New South Wales
Two of Australia's most notable winemakers have cut parcels of Hunter Valley Semillon with an equal portion of Sauvignon Blanc grown to the high altitudes of Central Ranges. The idea behind See Saw was the brainchild of Angus the Bull winemaker Hamish MacGowan, who is building a reputation for his intriguing, successful marketing concepts. His skill at crafting wines is pretty up there too.
See Saw set out each year during the growing season to identify the finest grapes while still on the vine, determining the most appropriate time to harvest and delivering fruit to the winery in as pristine a condition as possible. The idea is to take the finest quality fruit from terroirs where they work best and to hand them over to the best winemakers. The Semillon component is the baby of Andrew Margan, a stalwart of the Hunter Valley, creator of the esteemed Margan Semillons. Parcels of Sauvignon Blanc grown to closely managed cool ripening sites are earmarked on the basis of vigorous varietal characters and exquisite balance. The winemaking focus is all about cold ferments and classified strains of yeast. Alcohol 11.6%
Pale straw in colour. Considered an ideal match because one completes the other. Semillon provides the texture, body and richness, while Sauvignon Blanc offers the structure, raciness and backbone. The result is fresh and lively, combining lime and citrus characters with a hint of passionfruit to produce a style that offers genuine wine complexity with pure and simple drinking enjoyment.