2011 Amelia Park Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Margaret River Western Australia
Pale quartz; an elegant light-bodied wine that creeps up on you, gently unfolding lime, apple and passionfruit on the palate, the acidity precise and balanced.
Here in the southwestern corner of Western Australia, the warm maritime climate and gravel and sandy loam soils make ideal conditions for the production of intense and structured wines from Bordeaux varietals. Three exceptional vineyards from the Margaret River are represented in this 2011 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend. Warm mid-summer temperatures coupled with they typically cool ocean influences are captured in the fresh elegance of the finished wine, which features a very modest alcohol level. From the winery: "We are aiming for very clean, fresh and crisp characters in this wine. Aromas of passionfruit and pear and a lively crisp palate of lime and green apples are the marks of this classic Margaret river blend." From JancisRobinson.com: "Loaded with grassy thiols, verging on the overstated, but dry and graceful on the palate with a lightness of touch that distinguishes it from gloopy Marlborough styles." (11/2011)