Domaine Naturaliste, Direction Series, Sauvage, Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon, Margaret River
£27.99

Tasting notes:

Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon cultivars are well adapted to our gravelly soils and maritime climate. Sauvignon contributing fragrance and Semillon texture and capacity for aging. They are proven as successful long term partners. They are from the cooler southern end of Margaret River, which is renowned for its fragrant white wines. Sauvage refers to the part wild ferment. Bold aromas of red currant, passion fruit and orange blossom laced with exotic notes of lychee and clove. A creamy mouth filling palate delights the senses with an unexpected richness and depth of flavour.

Food matching:

Roast free range chicken | veal | ripe cheeses

Variety: 2 parts Sauvignon | 1 part Semillon - Single Vineyard

Maturation:

1/3 new 500L French oak Puncheons for 10 months. The wood is primarily from the Voges and Allier forests.

Winemaking:

Fermentation and maturation for a year in 500L French oak puncheons allows a gentle ingress of oak elements, while preserving freshness. Sauvage remains on its yeast sediment during maturation, an “old world” technique known as “sur lie’. This process of yeast cell breakdown adds depth and richness to the palate. The result is a complex and flavoursome , food worthy cuvee.

Cellaring:

Attractive in youth | up to 5 years maturation.

Alcohol: 13.0% by Vol