Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River Western Australia
Margaret River does the Sauvignon Blanc so very well, some of the smaller boutique winemakers dotting the coast seem to have the magic touch with this rich and aromatic style of wine. Forester Estate focus more specifically on unique vineyard sites with exceptional terroir to construct the essential Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc. They have increased palate structure and complexity through partial barrel fermentation and storage on lees. A vigorously fruit driven wine, subtley oaked, eminently suited to creamy pastas and the freshest seafood.
An assemblage of fruit from the labour intensive, open lyre trellis Home Block on Wildwood Road and other good vineyards at Yallingup. An east west row orientation limits afternoon sunlight on the berries. Moderate sugar levels and good natural acidity ensure the superb varietal characters are well preserved. Hand picked grapes are held in cold storage overnight after the fruit has been passed through the crusher, to eliminate the need for must chilling, increase palate weight and contribute texture. A cool vinification through the action of choice yeasts ensues, half the components are sent to a selection of seasoned French oak barriques for several months on light solids. Alcohol 13.0%
Pale green/ straw colour. A slightly more serious style showing clean and focused characters of citrus, nettles, dried herbs and flint, with a touch of smoke adding complexity from partial barrel fermentation in one year old oak barriques. A fuller palate that offers great texture and freshness with dried herbs and citrus at the forefront. The wine finishes long and clean with lingering herbaceous characters and mineral acidity.