2016 Stella Bella Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
The temperate maritime region that is Margaret River stretches 100km north to south. Subtle climatic changes and soil diversity along this substantial stretch of coastal land allows for an extensive array of varietal expression in both semillon and sauvignon Blanc. It is the region’s climatic ability to fully ripen Semillon that sets this wine apart. From this treasure trove of choice Margaret River’s signature blend has evolved.
Delicate straw with a green hue, clear and bright.
The bouquet is opulent and intense driven by the semillon, which cropped lower this year. Fresh, fruit forward character bursting with crushed citrus and nectarine, this is supported by musk and nutty aromatics with a savoury yet subtle biscuit character from fermentation and lees stirring.
The intensity of flavour and fruit ripeness of the semillon finishes with lemon and lime blossom and a preserved lemon tang. Medium bodied and nicely weighted in the mouth, the palate is mouth filling and textural, the mid palate has the flesh and generosity of semillon with sauvignon blanc providing aromatics.
63% Semillon and 37% Sauvignon Blanc.
The quintessential pairing of freshly caught and pan fried King George Whiting with Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is perfect as always!
The wine will continue to grow in complexity for five or more years from vintage.
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