Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2020 (Margaret River, Western Australia) "...grapefruit, nectarine, herbs..."
75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon, Margaret River.
Individual harvests were crushed, chilled and pressed into tank for a 3-4 day settling. All batches were then racked and war30med before either going into barrel to undergo wild ferment or inoculated using selected yeast stains. 43% of the juice was barrel fermented wild with grape solids, 5% of the barrels were new with the remainder being older, large format oak. A small portion of whole berries were added to the ferment to give further texture and complexity to the final blend.
"74/26% sauvignon blanc/semillon. All southern fruit (Karridale and Walcliffe). A combination of fermentation vessels including oak (9% new), the oaked batches wild-yeast fermented. Stirred on lees 4 months. A green jalepeño character from semillon is evident on the nose and palate. Textural and lively, the oak already countersunk nicely. No hard edges, all class." - 93 Points, The Wine Companion