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Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»
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Alkoomi White Label Semillon Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Frankland River Western Australia
A timely and topical accord of Frankland River fruit, sourced from the oldest blocks on Alkoomi Estate vineyards. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are so well suited to this part of the world, that they brought narcissism to new levels after partnering off as the classically dry white. Components are fermented and aged on sedimentery yeast lees, achieving a style that's interwoven with savoury, creamy textural notes supported by fine, cool climate acidity.
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$215.00
The cool climate and gravelly loam soils of Frankland River are well suited to the production of intense white wines. Alkoomi Vineyard is located just eighty kilometers inland from the Southern Ocean, where vines are nourished by good winter rains and stimulated by dry ripening months. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are harvested in the early hours of morning, preserving the delicate varietal flavours. Fruit is transferred to fermenters and vinified on gross lees for added texture and complexity, followed by a course of maceration to build textural richness and early bottling to capture and retain freshness.
Pale straw with light green hues. Lifted bouquet of sugar snap peas and freshly cut grass over a sweet core of vanilla. Elegant and fine, displays rich guava and passionfruit flavours associated with Sauvignon Blanc, supported by lingering lemon curd, bright acidity and a creamy textural mouthfeel from the barrel ferment Semillon.
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