Dear UMAMU family,
We are excited to offer you our Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Margaret River SBS) 2010 – one of the best of our Australian wine catalogue from our vineyard in the Margaret River wine region.
This wine seriously rocks at the moment, it is drinking so well, hasn't been better. We have poured this wine blind at events this year and it has truly shined and been savoured. The aroma engulfs you with floral fragrant notes, the semillon is coming to the fore and the palate has layers upon layers of fullness and umami richness. The wine has had time to develop and coming into its best teenage years.
Our Sauvignon Blanc parcel was planted in 1987, while our Semillon parcel was planted in 1997. Both vine canopies are well managed in order to improve light interception and hence development of flavours during ripening, while reducing any microclimate humidity.
The Sauvignon Blanc parcel is located at 130 metres asl - one of the highest in the Margaret River wine region. The varieties were vinified separately, selecting an aromatic yeast for the Sauvignon Blanc, and a textural yeast for the Semillon. The balance of the Sauvignon Blanc to Semillon is 54% to 36% respectively.
A portion of this homegrown, Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon wine was fermented in French oak barrels to provide some background complexities and textures.