Parterre Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019
These wines offer far more complexity and interest and make better food wines than the usual stainless-steel tank-fermented Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends. They take this blend wines to a higher plane usually reserved for fine barrel fermented Chardonnays and well worth hunting down.
At Fraser Gallop, we have used a few different formats of barrels from 500L puncheons, 265L cigar barrels and 284 L stainless steel barrels and the Bordeaux 225L Export barrel. The idea of spreading the Sauvignon Blanc lees in the barrel has merit as the thiol content of Sauvignon Blanc is high and more lees contact in the wine is beneficial.
Awards and Reviews
This is right at the top of the region’s offering once again with a complex, sophisticated delivery of fresh, lemon and lime aromas, as well as a gently flinty, stony edge. The palate is drenched in fresh, tart and tangy citrus fruit and delivers a succulent, tropical fruit-tinged finish. Drink over the next six years.
James Suckling, 94 Points