2013 McLaren Vale Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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2013 McLaren Vale Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon sourced from one of McLaren Vale’s highest vineyards where evening sea breezes help make it a perfect site for the production of high quality white wine. Fresh and lively, the citrus flavours linger in a dry finish.  Drink Now!

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Tasting Notes

Region:  McLaren Vale
Variety: A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30%
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: Now!  Preferably on a summers afternoon...

 

Tasting:  This wine is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon sourced from one of McLaren Vale’s highest vineyards. Evening sea breezes help to maintain a cool microclimate within the vineyard, hence making it a perfect site for the production of high quality white wine. The nose is lifted, aromatic and surprisingly complex.  Hints of freshly podded peas and asparagus are intermingled with honeydew melon, kiwi fruit and lychees. On the palate the wine is fresh and lively. Citrus flavours linger in a dry finish.

About Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Semillon’s origins lie in Bordeaux, France, where it has been a dominant component of their much acclaimed and age worthy dry & sweet (Sauternes) white table wines.  It is the most planted white variety in South West France, as well as being planted in many southern hemisphere wine growing countries including South Africa, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. 

The Adelaide Hills has become Australia’s pre-eminent region for Sauvignon Blanc producing many wines displaying typical Sauvignon Blanc traits of herbaceous grassiness along with floral and citrus characters with a palate of fresh, zesty acid structure.

Semillon has traditionally been coupled with Sauvignon Blanc, the former providing weight and roundness to complement the aromatics and acidity of the later.  In the middle of last century, plantings of Semillon grew rapidly as growers took advantage of the vines ability to provide high yields at a time when commercial volumes of table wine where increasing at a dramatic rate. As a consequence, Semillon became the most widely planted white variety in the world before starting to decline towards the end of last century as consumer preferences began to change.