Out in Margaret River, the semillon usually ends up blended with sauv blanc. But when a producer wants to highlight the distinct characteristics of a single vineyard, it pays off to keep the semillon on it’s own. In this instance, we couldn’t agree more. There’s a freshness and brightness to the wine that isn’t often seen in the variety, probably due to the sunshine so ever-present in Margaret River. It’s juicy, herbaceous and refreshing, with hints of honeysuckle, letting you know you are in fact drinking semillon.
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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.
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