Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Clare South Australia
Blue Cutting is assembled around a core of Semillon grown to Neil Grace's fifty year old vines and Sauvignon Blanc from Martin Smith's Polish Hill River property. Blue Cutting Road was dug in the 1890s by Polish settlers, it remains a usable bush track connecting two main roads and dissects two significant Clare Valley vineyards which are a source of outsanding quality fruit to O'Leary Walker. The soils of Polish Hill River lend themselves to the dry, flinty qualities of Semillon as well as the florid, aromatic expressions of Sauvignon Blanc.
It was a full confidence in the natural endowments of the region which was the catalyst for O'Leary Walker to establish their venture in the picturesque Clare Valley. Much of the early Polish Hill settlers influences have filtered throughout the lovely region, the fruits of their labour are still evident today. The fortuitous vineyard sites around Polish Hill consistently produce gentle, poised and refined white wines. parcels of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are de-stemmed and given a gentle crush to burst the berries. The finest quality free run juices are chilled to 5C to preserve expression of fruit. The unfiltered juices are vinified in fermenters, settled and chilled, then treated to a single filtration prior to bottling.
Pale green, light straw yellow hues. Citrus and spice nose, gooseberries, an appetizing lychee bouquet, perfume of quince enhanced by the lively tropicals of Sauvignon Blanc. Palate features great purity, stonefruits and lychee over a fine juicy structure and zesty length. Lively acidity balances everything and drives the wine to a clean, crisp finish. A superb aperitif wine to match Thai salads or seafood wanton.