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Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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94 Points – Halliday Wine Companion
Silver Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016
Silver Medal – National Wine Show of Australia 2016
Silver Medal – Small Winemakers Show 2016

For information regarding previous vintages please contact the winery on info@foresterestate.com.au
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Description

Tasting Notes

Vintage
2016
Grape Variety 62% Semillon, 38% Sauvignon Blanc
Oak maturation 4% in 1-3 year old French Barriques
Alcohol 13.0% Alc/Vol
Release date September 2016
Colour
Pale green/straw
Aroma
Clean and fresh showing snowpea, grass and lemon thyme with ripe fruit characters
of passionfruit and gooseberry. There is a hint of lime with a waxy-lanolin character from Semillon.
Palate The palate is light and textured with ripe passionfruit, grass and lemon thyme. The
wine has a firm finish with lingering passionfruit and herbaceous characters.
Food matches A range of light dining cuisine, an everyday wine for all occasions.
Peak drinking Drink now.

Winemaker Comments

Viticulture

Fruit is sourced from neighboring 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 2016 vintage was another classic year for white grapes in Margaret River, allowing plenty of time during the
warm month of February to ripen the fruit to our specification.

Winemaking

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.

Storage / Bottling

Bottled under screwcap into a burgundy bottle in early June 2016.

Awards & Achievements

James Halliday Wine Companion

2015 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 94 Points
2014 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 95 Points – James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines 2014
2013 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 94 Points
(Plus selected as a Special Value Wine)
2012 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 93 Points
2011 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 93 Points
2010 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 90 Points
2009 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 93 Points
2008 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 89 Points
2007 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 87 Points
2006 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 93 Points
2005 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 90 Points
2004 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 89 Points
2003 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 88 Points

2016 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016
Silver Medal – Small Winemakers Show 2016
Silver Medal – National Wine Show of Australia 2016

 

2015 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Medal – Rutherglen Wine Show 2015
Silver Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2015
Bronze Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2015
Bronze Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2015
91 Points – Wine Showcase Magazine 2015

2014 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

95 Points – James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines 2014
91 Points – Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2015
Silver Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2014
Bronze Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2015
Bronze Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2014
Bronze Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2014
Bronze Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2014
Bronze Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2014
Bronze Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2014

2013 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

BLUE GOLD Medal – Sydney International Wine Show 2014
TOP 100 – Sydney International Wine Show 2014
GOLD Medal – Royal Hobart Wine Show 2013

94 Points – James Halliday Wine Companion 2015 (Plus selected as a Special Value Wine)
“Multiple layers of flavour have resulted from cold settling of clear juice, stainless steel-fermented in separate parcels with separate yeasts, then blended with a small proportion of barrel-fermented semillon and sauvignon blanc, adding texture to the already full envelope. Drink by 2015.”

93 Points – Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2014
“So much life and vitality in this crunchy little number. Delivers big time with all the abundant zippy fruit flavours you want with this style Gets a decent squeeze of lime over the tropical fruit flavours. A racy acidity completes it as it powers through to a long finish. A beauty that’s simply pure fun drinking.”

4.5 Stars & Top in Category – Winestate March/April 2014
“Nose is a lovely fresh lift of canned peas and characteristic herbaceous fruit. Stylish and very flavoursome palate, with some residual sugar balanced by the acid.”

8.5/10 – Max Crus, The Grape Expectations
“Like pollie’s greed, occasionally an SSB startles you. This is one such wine although not as startling as last year’s. Startle someone with this WA stalwart.”

92 Points – WineGenius.com
“Gently herbaceous, pale and penetrative. Fragrant kaffir lime and tropical pungency are well-framed by green beans, white flowers and a slightly, but generous viscous. A straight line of acidity adds ample clarity from front-to-back.”

Bronze Medal – International Wine Challenge 2014
Bronze Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2013
Bronze Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2013

2012 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2012
Bronze Medal – Rutherglen Wine Show 2012
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2012

2011 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2011

2010 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Medal – Rutherglen Wine Show 2010
Silver Medal – Qantas Wine Show 2010
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2010

2009 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

91/100 Ray Jordan – West Australian December 2009
Silver Medal – Rutherglen Agricultural Wine Show 2009
Bronze Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2010
Bronze Medal – Cowra Wine Show 2010
Bronze Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2009
Bronze Medal – Perth Royal Show 2009
Bronze Medal – Vintage Cellars National Wine Show 2009

2008 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze Medal – Rutherglen Wine Show 2008
Bronze Medal – Ray Jordan’s WA Wine Guide 2009
Winestate Magazine, Best of the West
Tasting 2008

2007 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Top in Category Winestate Magazine Nov 07
Bronze Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2008
Bronze Medal – Vintage Cellar’s National Wine 2007
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2007

2006 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2006
Bronze Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2006
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2006
92 Points, Huon Hooke – Good Living Feb 2007

2005 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2006
Winestate Magazine – March/ April 2006

2004 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Silver Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2004
Bronze Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2004
Bronze Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2004
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2004

2003 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2004
Bronze Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2003
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2003

2002 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2002

Additional information

Weight 3.97 kg