Australia / Margaret River
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Franklin Tate Estates Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Franklin Tate Estates

Margaret River

Pale straw with green tinge. Lifted fruit characters of passion fruit, honeydew melon and lemon citrus are complemented by aromas of dried herbs and fresh lemongrass. Flavours of fresh passion fruit, citrus and snow peas with an herbal edge finishing with a crisp acidity.


Viticulture

Both the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon fruit for this wine were harvested on a cool March evening to retain aromatics of the fruit.


Vinification

The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were processed individually with some skin contact in the grape press. Following settling the wines were racked and inoculated for ferment in stainless steel vessels. A combination of yeasts were used to enhance the varietal characters and to produce fresh, fruity, clean wines. Fermented at cooler temperatures for the preservation of fruit aromas and flavours. After a few weeks on yeast lees, the wines were racked and the individual components assessed and blended. The final blend was given a light fining before being filtered and prepared for bottling.


Recommendation

The perfect partner to seafood, spicy Asian dishes or white meats.