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Preveli Wines Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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The Prevelli name comes from a Greek Island where Australian soldiers were given shelter trying to escape the Germans. They probably could have done with a glass or two of an elegant Margaret River white like this one. It’s a typical blend of the region showing citrus and passionfruit with lifted spice and fresh, cleansing acids. Really great with seafood.

Winemaker's Notes

Warm, dry conditions made for an easy, breezy vintage. Estate sauvignon blanc was hand picked in pristine condition, then whole bunch pressed. A parcel of the Estate semillon was barrell fermented in French oak, creating delicate texture. Fragrant orange blossom and nutmeg lead into a fresh, finessed honeydew palate.


Awards and Accolades

91 points - Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2014.

BRONZE - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2013.
BRONZE - Adelaide Wine Show 2013.

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Preveli Wines Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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Ray Jordan (2012 Vintage) says
Uses a small amount barrel fermentation in the semillon but retains its fresh zingy mouth feel. Nice mix of lemon scents and tropical fruit with a touch if citrus on the nose. It's precise and pure on the palate with a long finish. Nice wine.
4 years
WA Wine Guide 2013
92
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Hand-picked and whole bunch-pressed, part of the semillon component fermented in used French oak; the result is a fragrant, high-toned, bouquet and an intensely flavoured palate with passionfruit, gooseberry and citrus all showing their wares. Terrific value.
93
Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
Opens with a pungent tropical herbaceousness on the nose showing touches of honeydew melon character. Additional nuttiness comes from the French oak barrel fermentation bringing with it added complexity and depth. There's a lime juice hint on the finish with a crisp acid sustaining things nicely. Potential to improve and change with age.
The West Australian Wine Guide
90
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Has straw-green colour, explained by the barrel fermentation of part of each of the varieties, with the remainder fermented in small stainless steel barrels; has complex texture and flavour, the aromas and flavours ranging through passionfruit at one extreme, lemon curd and cashew at the other. Top value and cellaring capacity.
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2013
93
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Tropical sauvignon blanc fruit dominates the nose. Palate has lovely lifted, grassy freshness with some residual sugar.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
A savoury blend of struck match, guava, nettle and straw; a fresh and lively palate, with texture driving the wine to an exotic and harmonious finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
A lively mix of fresh mown grass and herbal notes comes together on the highly scented nose. The palate has richness and texture while retaining its essential fresh zippy flavour. The crisp acid and light touch of citrus tang helps.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
87
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; has crisp citrus fruit extending into grapefruit territory; lively acidity on the finish . prolongs the length.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Crisp, clean and long; precise flavours of citrus, gooseberry and passionfruit linger in the mouth without cloying. Multiple show awards.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Clean and fresh; herb, grass and mineral notes from the semillon; has more length than depth.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Sauvignon Blanc makes a big impact; typical regional, fractionally fuzzy ripeness; gooseberry/tropical fruit over the Semillon base.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87

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