As the saying goes, the sum is greater than the parts. Sauv blanc picked on the edge of ripeness, fermented and sent straight to tank. Semillon harvested and put right into old French oak barrels to go through a wild fermentation. The savvy b component give you bright citrus, passionfruit and gooseberry, while the semillon component provides texture, herbaceous notes and a hint of almond. Margaret River is celebrated for this blend and here’s a stellar example.
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Margaret River is as elusive as it is beautiful, such that you really need to visit to truly grasp its haunting beauty. Über-premium Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends grow here. 'Margies' only produces 3% of the country's grapes, but commands over 20% of its premium wine market, and hasn't had an off vintage since 2006. You start to realise how often this region is overlooked when you can list brands like Leeuwin, Cape Mentelle, Vasse Felix, and Voyager, not to mention Cullen, Pierro, Moss Wood, and Deep Woods. It's safe to say that it's time for a revisit.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Barbecued fish patties
- 600g boneless, skinless, firm white fish fillets
- 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1 small brown onion, grated
- 3/4 cup fresh wholegrain breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons baby capers, drained
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 150g bag mixed salad leaves
- Tomato chutney or relish, to serve
- Preheat barbecue plate on medium heat. Place fish in a food processor. Use the pulse button to process until roughly chopped. Add parsley and pine nuts. Process until just combined.
- Transfer fish mixture to a large bowl. Add onion, breadcrumbs, parmesan, egg and capers. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Using 1/4 cup mixture at a time, shape fish mixture into 12 patties. Spray both sides fish patties with oil. Barbecue until cooked through. Serve with salad leaves and tomato chutney.