4.5 stars Winestate Magazine 2022 Edition
Bronze Medal Langton's Margaret River Wine Show 2021
Dear UMAMU family,
We are excited to offer you our 2005 UMAMU Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Australian SSB) specially pulled out of our museum stock. It is rocking at the moment, full of flavour and intensity. It is drinking beautifully on its own and pairing well with a variety of cuisines.
Our Australian Sauvignon Blanc parcel was planted in 1987, while our Australian 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 Australian Sauvignon Blanc parcel is located at 130 metres asl – one of the highest in the Margaret River wine region.
2005 was my first vintage with the family vineyard. And low and behold it started to rain the day I opted for the picking. So we had to pause the pick and resume another day. So the harvest cost us twice as it were and that is the downside but the upside is we got a much more interesting wine given we had two picking ripeness and complexities for the fruit!
The balance of the Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is 65% to 35% respectively.
The varieties were vinified separately, selecting an aromatic yeast for the Sauvignon Blanc, and a textural yeast for the Semillon. A portion of this homegrown Australian Sauvignon Blanc Semillon wine (Australian SBS) was fermented in French oak barrels to provide some background complexities and textures. The final blend was assembled when all the wines had completed fermentation. If you're looking to buy Australian wines online, you're sure to get heaps of enjoyment from this special 12 pack.
Enjoy wine pairing? Why not try our 2005 SSB with the auspicious Yee Sang salad during Chinese New Year.
MORE ABOUT THIS WINE
The French are well known, respected and revered for ageing their wines. A wine that can age – i.e. have cellaring potential – means it is a really good, well-made wine. To use an analogy, the wine has the horsepower to develop character and become more interesting. All the first/ top growths in France do this. It’s like watching a child grow up and mature well.
UMAMU Estate is renowned for holding wines back ready for release for this very reason. This graceful SSB is no exception. Here is an opportunity for you to sample a well-structured mature wine - grow and develop your palate.
Good acid profile with a percentage given treatment and time in oak, which offers structure, longevity and potential. If you drink this blind you would not guess its age; instead you can appreciate a wine full of character. Therein lies the beauty of a well-made wine and the journey of our palate development. Explore & Expose your palate, it is always worth it. The best part is to watch a wine develop and believe me this wine isn’t over the hill yet, it has another few years to go. That’s another plus point of a well-made wine: you can keep the conversation going.