Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River Western Australia
Sandalford spare no expense from vineyard through to bottling, ensuring that their Reserve range of wines are regional benchmarks in their own right. These quality standards are worth the effort, the best Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are earmarked and only the finest free run juices are employed. Fashioned to a Sauvignon Blanc dominant style, Semillon acts in support, adding weight and complexity, contributing to the lifted, aromatic qualities of Sauvignon Blanc, defining the Margaret River provenance of this generously proportioned wine.
All Sandalford wines are made by the same exacting standards and attention to detail, small batch processing of the best fruit is the cornerstone of the estate's reserve range. Fruit is sourced off fully mature Margaret River vines planted in 1970 to the famed Wilyabrup subregion of Margaret River, harvested throughout the cool of night and crushed. The must is transferred to presses and only the crystal clear free run juices are vinified. Low solids and cool ferment temperatures ensure fruit characters are preserved. Upon completion, components are assembled into the final wine. A small portion of the Sauvignon Blanc is treated to partial barrel ferment in seasoned French oak barrels. Alcohol 12.3%
Pale lime hues. An elegance on the nose, slightly herbal in nature, a fine perfume to the bouquet. Sauvignon exudes gooseberry and grassiness, Semillon fills out the palate with weight, texture and citrus nuances. A light to medium bodied wine with beautiful balance in respect of acidity giving a lovely zestiness to the finish, a touch of minerality adding to the overall allure.