Long, plump and textured palate with nettle, snow pea, thyme, passionfruit and lychee. The wine has a firm finish with lingering guava and herbaceous characters. Fresh and vibrant with clean and pure aromas of lime, thyme, snowpea and nettle with underlying riper fruit characters of guava, passionfruit and lychee.
Fruit is sourced from neighbouring properties in the northern Yallingup sub-region of Margaret River. Direct input from Forester’s viticulturist ensures well balanced canopies and crops are grown for the ripe style desired. The 2017 vintage was a cooler year for white grapes in Margaret River, allowing plenty of time during February and March to ripen the fruit to our specification.
Modern white winemaking techniques are employed in the production of the Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, with temperature control considered critical from the moment the fruit reaches the winery. The fruit is destemmed and crushed, then must chilled and pressed off skins in a very short space of time. The clarified juice is then racked to a fermentation tank. A range of specially selected yeasts are employed on different parcels of fruit and the resulting dry tanks of wine are carefully blended to maintain the Forester Style. A small portion of barrel fermented Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc has been used to add texture and complexity.
Bottled under screwcap into a burgundy bottle.
In the Spotlight
2017 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
James Halliday Wine Companion 94 points
Blue Gold – Sydney International Wine Competition 2018
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2017
Bronze Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2017
Bronze Medal – Royal Perth Wine Show 2017
Bronze Medal – Royal Sydney Wine Show 2017
Bronze Medal – Wine Show of Western Australia 2017
Top 100 – Sydney International Wine Competition 2018
|Varietal||60% Semillon 40% Sauvignon Blanc|
Forester Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017
- Producer: Forester Estate
- Region: Margaret River, Western Australia
- Availability: Pre-Order