2012 Oakridge Limited Release Fume Blanc "Fumare", Yarra Valley (Previously $25)
A 67, 23, 10% blend of Sauvignon blanc, Semillon and Pinot Gris. The aromas and flavours come from the Sauvignon Blanc, the structure from the Semillon. Cold, whole bunches pressed direct to old French Oak Puncheons with six months on yeast lees. A lot of work rewarded by its crispness and length.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Fumare has a pretty nose of grapefruit, fresh peach and apple with a hint of lemon peel and wax. Light to medium-bodied, it is elegant, fresh and crisp with nice balance through the long finish. Drink it now to 2015+.
Another standout wine! A fascinating blend of Sauvignon Blanc (70%), Semillon (20%) and Gris (10%). The fruit is from three of Oakridge's estate properties and is fermented and matured in neutral french oak puncheons. The wine is a distinct mix of Sancerre like minerality and bright zesty, floral aromatics, with more of the weight, texture and savory lees character of white Bordeaux (without the new oak flavors). Really long on the finish, snappy and racy. Awesome shellfish wine, move over Muscadet, this is what I'm drinking with my next Oysters! Ryan Woodhouse K&L Australian Wine Buyer.