The Amberley vineyards are planted in the gravelly loam soils of Margaret River. Here, the vines are cooled by nearby ocean breezes and combined with our viticultural practices, allows us to produce wines with elegant flavours.
The 2012 winter provided excellent rainfall followed by cool and above average rainfall in spring, to prepare the vines well for the growing season. Summer was generally hot and dry, which was desirable following the cool spring conditions in order to provide adequate heat for the ripening and flavour development of the grapes. The 2013 vintage provided Margaret River Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc with intense varietal characters, balanced acidity and sound fruit.
Individual parcels were fermented separately in stainless steel with selected yeasts at cool temperatures to retain varietal aromatics. Extended yeast lees contact was encouraged for further development of palate length, texture and additional complexity.
Clear and bright, the wine is pale straw in colour with a clear hue. Clean and pronounced aromas of lime, guava and cut grass are complemented by hints of spearmint and snow pea. On he palate, classic varietal flavours of lime, guava and grassy notes provide a refreshing focus to this wine. The crisp acidity delivers mouth-watering freshness, complementing the high fruit intensity. A creamy texture from lees contact offers complexity and length to the palate.
Perfect with char-grilled seafood, Asian style salads or goats cheese tarts.