2018 Fermoy Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Quarterly
Varietals (%’S): 50% Semillon; 48% Sauvignon Blanc; 2% Chardonnay
Appearance: Brilliant, pale straw yellow with green tints.
Aroma: Fresh & bright aromatics of nettle, kiwi fruit & lemon sherbet overlay a subtle cedar & talc spice note.
Palate: The palate is bright, textured & refreshing – transitioning from blackcurrant leaf & dried herb notes to fleshy kiwi fruit & guava. A mouth-watering lemon acid crunch & subtle oak complexity provide drive, persistence & length.
Oak Detail: A portion of the blend (~20%) underwent fermentation & 4 month’s maturation in a combination of new & seasoned French oak, while the balance was fermented cool in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness & aromatics. Maturation on ferment lees contributed to texture, mouthfeel & overall complexity.
Cellaring: Ready for immediate drinking & will continue to drink well over the next 2-3 years.
Alcohol Volume: 12.8%
Acidity: pH 3.25; TA 7.0g/L
Residual Sugar: 1.5g/L
GOLD – 2018 Australian Small Winemakers Show
SILVER – 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show