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2016 Longview Red Bucket Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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As with all of Longview’s releases, the first thing you notice is the dramatic and stunning artwork on the labels, then you taste the wine and you know you’ve struck gold. No matter where you go, from a party to a picnic, you can guarantee this fresh white blend is going to be well received. The tropical fruit of Sauvignon Blanc is a great foil for the citrus of Semillon producing a vibrant style that’s brilliant with a sack of seafood.

Winemaker's Notes

Tasting Notes: This 2016 Longview blend is comprised of 66% Semillon and 34% Sauvignon Blanc. The concentrated herbaceous, asparagus, green bean of the Semillon is tempered by the restrained tropical fruit of the Sauvignon Blanc. A refreshing elegant palate with citrus, cut grass and a balanced crisp finish.

Vintage Notes: 2016 was another excellent vintage in which the early ripening varietals of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon thrived. The growing season gave us a warm start, before becoming cool which resulted in amazing quality of fruit and excellent flavours at low sugar levels.

Winemaking Notes: The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon fruit was sourced entirely from our own Longview Vineyard, we chill the must to 10°, the juice separated and skins gently pressed. Bentonite fining and coarse earth filtering ensures a clear, bright finish.

Alc/vol: 12.0%

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2016 Longview Red Bucket Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Uncompromisingly intense, reflecting the low alcohol and underlining the green lemon zest and mineral flavours. Would be very good with spicy Chinese/Asian food.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A bracing, intense wine, in part reflecting the low alcohol and in part the semillon component; capsicum and asparagus flavours dominate; a clean, lively finish; for summer seafood.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Considerable length and intensity; asparagus, grass, herb, spice and mineral with some sweeter fruit substrate.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
92
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Above-average intensity for the vintage; sweet citrus fruit; lemony/minerally finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
88

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