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Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014

Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    13.5%
Flametree has set itself as one of the rising stars of the Margaret River with the quality of their wines continuing to rise under the skilled winemaking of Cliff Royle (ex-Voyager Estate). This newly released 2014 Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is another fine example this popular Margaret River blend. Vibrant, zesty and balanced, a touch of barrel ferment adds a touch of spice and complexity.

Reviews of the 2013 vintage included below;

"95 Points. It lingers. It's chatacterised by its delicacy but it does not lack power. It mixes grassy/ herbal notes with sweet, pasionfruity flavour to just the right degree. As a result, from start to finish, its class whispers at you insistently. Screwcap. 12.5% alc. To 2017. $24" - Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion 2015 Edition.

"Citrus, light tropicals, punchy and spicy with a bit of herbal twang - but not too much. Medium bodied, flinty texture, not abrasive, but not too soft either. Balance is the word. Runs along very well. Great example of the style. Rated: 92 Points Tasted: Feb-14 Alcohol: 12.5% Price: $24 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2014 - 2018" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments
Flametree Cellar Door and Winery is located on the picturesque shores of Geographe Bay, at the gateway to one of the world's great wine producing regions; the Margaret River Wine Region.

Established in 2007 by the Towner family, Flametree Wines was created with passion for wine and a vision to become a world recognised winery producing exceptional quality wines with a laid-back style and elegance.

By winning Australia's most well-known and respected wine accolade, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, with their first ever red wine, Flametree Wines has firmly established themselves in the upper echelon of Margaret River wine producers.

Proving that this accolade was not a coincidence and that Flametree was actually deserving of the prestigious award, the next vintage was also a finalist in the following years' show. This unprecedented success has since continued, with many critic reviews and awards.
Western Australia
Margaret River
Grape Variety / Region: Margaret River, 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon.

Winemaking: Individual harvests were crushed, chilled and pressed into tank for a 3-4 day settling. All batches were then racked and warmed before either going into barrel to undergo wild ferment or inoculated using selected yeast stains VL3 and QA23. 10% of the Semillon was transferred into Bordeaux coopered oak for extra complexity in the overall blend. We played around with a few different yeast strains and some higher solid levels in the ferments this year; we’re always looking for some improved texture and complexity in these wines.

Lifted citrus, kiwi fruit and stone fruits dominate the nose at this stage. This year a high level of grape solids and barrel / stainless fermentation has given the wine further complexity. The palate is enhanced with a touch of spicy barrel ferment. Fine, long and crisp the palate also shows citrus, nectarine and gooseberry flavours. Extended lees contact has given the wine some added texture and a long finish. Fine fruit flavours and fresh acidity give the wine great focus; these are hallmarks of the 2013 SBS.

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