Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017
Individual harvests were crushed, chilled and pressed into tank for a 3-4 day settling. All batches were then racked and warmed before either going into barrel to undergo wild ferment or inoculated using selected yeast stains VL3 and QA23. In 2017 a significant portion of juice was barrel fermented with grape solids (50%), 12% of the barrels were new the remainder being older oak. The 2017 SBS also had a small portion of whole berry ferment fruit added to give further texture and complexity to the final blend.
The nose shows fragrant lychee, lime, lemon grass and stone fruits. The Lychee notes and white nectarine provide a burst of flavour on the palate complemented with hints of fresh cut herbs. As discussed in the winemaking we added grape solids to some ferments and then transferred a portion of this juice into old and new French oak. This has given the wine some added minerality and savoury complexity. Extended lees contact in barrel and tank has added texture to the palate. A nice cross section of fruit flavours, fresh acidity and hints of savoury complexity are the hallmarks of the 2017 SBS.
- Gold - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2018
- 92 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion 2019
80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon, Margaret River.
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