Lychee | Lemon Zest | French Oak

Sauvage 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

$30.00

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Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon cultivars are well adapted to our gravelly soils and maritime climate. Sauvignon contributing fragrance and Semillon texture and capacity for aging. They are from the cooler southern end of Margaret River, which is renowned for its fragrant white wines. Bold aromas of red currant, passion fruit and orange blossom laced with exotic notes of lychee and clove. A creamy mouth filling palate delights the senses with an unexpected richness and depth of flavour.

Alcohol

13.0% by Vol | 7.7 Standard Drinks

Food Matching

Fish and chips | chicken | soft cheese

Growing Season

A bountiful wet winter filling the dams, with a warm spring and summer, allowing lovely balance of natural acidity and physiological ripeness in the fruit.

Variety

3 parts Sauvignon Blanc | 1 part Semillon

Winemaking

Fermentation and maturation in 500L French oak puncheons allows a gentle ingress of oak elements, while preserving freshness. Sauvage remains on its yeast sediment "sur lie" during maturation. This process or yeast cell breakdown adds depth and richness to the palate.

Maturation

1/3 new 500L French oak puncheons for 10 months. The wood is primarily from the Vosges and Allier forests.

Cellaring Potential

Attractive in youth | up to 5 years maturation

Harvested

Sauvignon Blanc 2nd March | Old vine Semillon 4th March

Awards

Trophy - Chairman of Judges Perpetual Trophy of Excellence | Sydney International

Top 100, Blue Gold - Syndey International

Gold | Margaret River Wine Show

96 pts James Halliday

95 Pts Huon Hooke