2018 Fermoy Estate Sauvignon Blanc Quarterly
Varietals (%’S): 91.5% Sauvignon Blanc; 8.5% Semillon
Appearance: Pale straw with green tints.
Aroma: Bright, lifted aromatics of blackcurrant leaf, guava and nettle with notes of walnut, snow-pea and cut grass.
Palate: Textured and complex, with fruit and herb notes intertwining with hints of spice, flint and funk. A creamy nuttiness fills the mid-palate while a lemongrass acid line adds drive and length.
Oak Detail: 25% of the blend spent 4 months (including ferment) in a combination of new and 1-year old French barriques.
Cellaring: Ready for immediate drinking and will continue to drink well over the next 3-4 years.
Alcohol Volume: 12.8%
Acidity: pH 3.29; TA 6.9g/L
Residual Sugar: 1.0g/L
Awards: SILVER – 2018 Margaret River Wine Show; BRONZE – 2018 Royal Perth Wine Show; 2018 Wine Show of WA; 2018 Australian Small Winemakers Show; 90pts – 2020 Halliday Wine Companion
"Quartz-green and bright. Strong leaf and green bean pungency, plus spicy whiff of smoke and flint underneath - the result of partial barrel fermentation, which has also added some creamy textural notes mid-palate. Drink by 2023" David Bicknell, 2020 Wine Companion
"A ‘serious’ nose with great funky characters mixing with nettle-like aromas. A beautifully balanced palate that has lovely drive and intensity of varietal flavours. 5-stars" Winestate Magazine, May-June 2019