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Forester Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Pale green/straw.

Nose: Clean and intense with herbaceous characters of snow pea, nettle and thyme. There are ripe fruit characters of peach, black currant, lychee and passion fruit with a drizzle of lime.

Palate: The palate is light and textured with snow pea, nettle, passion fruit and lime. A clean and fruit driven wine that is full and freshness and vitality.

Food: A range of light dining cuisine, an everyday wine for all occasions.

Cellaring: Drink now.

Alcohol: 13.5%br>
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. It is allowed to cold settle for 48-72 hours before being racked in a clarified state 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.

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Forester Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

Ray Jordan (2013 Vintage) says
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.
Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2014
93
James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
“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.” 

(Plus selected as Special Value Wine)
James Halliday Wine Companion 2015
95
Ray Jordan (2012 Vintage) says
Right on the money example for this blend. Fresh passionfruit and dusty herbaceous overtones with a squeeze of lemon juice. It's a bright and flavoursome wine ideal for current drinking. Piercing acidity sustains the finish.
WA Wine Guide 2013
89
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
A 50/48/2% blend of semillon, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay, with 5% fermented in used French oak barriques with the aid of selected yeasts. Deliberately made in a ripe style, but without losing its freshness and zest; tropical, stone fruit and citrus nuances all coalesce.
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
93
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
A bright, fragrant and flowery mix of citrus and grass on the one hand, and more tropical on the other, runs through the bouquet; the palate is punchy, crisp and dry, with good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
Another very good blend from Forester. The mineral, passionfruit and light herbal gooseberry mix on the nose is enticing and appealing. The flavours are mouth filling with a lovely crunchy refreshing acidity giving a decent kick to the palate. Fine natural acid with a little citrus character adding some juiciness to the finish.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A clean, fresh style ranging through citrus, herb and grass flavours; refreshing, dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
93
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Picks up expression and power from the mid-palate through to the finish and aftertaste; classic lemon/lemongrass/herb flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90

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