Parterre Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011
This Semillon Sauvignon French oak barrel fermented style is summed up best as “fine acidity meets barrel texture” creating a wine that is not especially fruity on the nose or palate but is elegant, finely balanced with length and composure. A wine that really sings with food especially freshly shucked oysters. Aromas of gooseberry, lemon and vanilla/ cream soda notes from the French Oak aging. The palate is savoury in style with light tropical notes infused with grapefruit. Chalk and mineral texture from the steel barrel fermentation and a lick of creaminess from the French oak barrels completes the picture leaving a dry mildly creamy finish. A wine that is very similar to the 2010 Parterre Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. This wine with a strong Semillon component in the blend will repay extended cool cellaring.