2016 FOUR CHAMBERS SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON
2016 Four Chambers Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
- 90pts James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
The colour is a pale straw with green hues and brilliant clarity. Delicate, fresh, clean, vibrant nose of gooseberry, thistle, cut grass and fresh tropical fruits. A touch of zesty lemon/lime curd and the subtle suggestion of oak spice adds an extra depth of intricacy. With luscious gooseberry, lychee, melon fruit flavours and a slight lemon twist, the palate has a fresh clean structure, voluptuous tropical fruit weight and finishes with great length, persistence and finesse.
The estate grown fruit is harvested separately during the cool of the night to maintain delicate fruit characters. Each variety had a few hours skin contact and fermented under cool temperatures to preserve the aromatic intensity. A small portion was barrel fermented to add further structure, dimension, and complexity to the wine. The wine is blended and bottled early in its life to further retain its freshness and varietal character.
Geographical Indication: Margaret River
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 52% and Semillon 48%
Alcohol: 12.0 %,
Residual Sugar: 3.47 g/l,
TA: 7.80 g/l
Oak Maturation: Older French Oak
Harvest Date: February 2016
Bottling Date: August 2016