Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River Western Australia
A fresh and vibrant blend of grapes which has become the signature of stylish Margaret River white wine. Redgate grow six blocks of Sauvignon Blanc and five of Semillon on gravelly loam clays less than three kilometres from the Indian Ocean. Each is nurtured from budburst until harvest to maximise flavour development, the vines are encouraged to yield fruit that's worthy of Margaret River's elder wineries. A vigorous bouquet of lively citrus fruit and freshly cut grass precedes an effusive palate of passionfruit and lime sherbet flavours, all competing for attention.
Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are harvested block by block throughout the cool of night, as optimal flavour character, sugar levels and acid are achieved. Fruit is crushed and pressed, juices are transferred to tank and chilled below 10C for settling. Each parcel is processed individually and transferred again to leave sediments behind. Juices are warmed to 13C and inoculated with a specially select yeast. Fermentations can last up to a fortnight before chilling and permitting yeast and other grape solids to settle. Parcels are then ajudicated for assemblage following a series of trials to identify those components most compatible for inclusion, filtered and clarified for bottling.
Pale straw with light green hues. Lifted lime, zesty lemon, gooseberries and fresh cut grass on the nose. An amplified palate with generous weight of fruit and the solid white wine structure that's so characteristic of Margaret River, followed by a finish that's slightly mineral, plush with citrus, exquisitely fresh with precision and purity driving through to the crisp, elegant, clean finish. Enjoy right now, the perfect accompaniement to all good faire.