Thursday, 13 November 2014

Golden Grove Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2014

The Granite Belt is not the place you'd expect Semillon and Sauvignon to flourish but this blend (62 & 38% respectively) has summer time flashing in neon lights.

Grassy and green melon aromas from the Sauvignon Blanc take charge followed by a rush of citrus via the Semillon. There's a pithy character in there too. Lifted and fresh in the glass, but what wins me over is the textured palate.  The small Semillon portion that is wild yeast fermented (15%) in new French oak is responsible for this.

Winemaker Ray Costanzo is becoming somewhat of a textural gun with his whites. His take Vermentino exemplifies this.

Cleansing acid is balanced with the fruit beautifully. But in the end, it's that textural thing going on which just lingers and hums that has sucked me in.

Excellent wine and super value at $18.

Available online, at the cellar door or Brisbane's Wine Experience at Rosalie.

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $18
Source: Sample

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