Overview the Wine
Family owned, Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district of Western Australia, is under the direction of two generations who work with a team of highly skilled winemakers to consistently produce wines ranking alongside the world’s finest. In 1972, legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine and provided early mentorship to Denis and Tricia Horgan in the transformation of their cattle farm into Leeuwin Estate. Enjoying its first commercial vintage in 1979, Leeuwin was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1981 “Art Series” Chardonnay.
Certified BioGro organic and biodynamically farmed, all grapes are hand-picked. Wild yeast fermentation along with minimal intervention in the winery produces wonderful, unique and complex wines
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
A truly intriguing and thoughtful expression of Sauvignon Blanc, showing lifted notes of white passionfruit and guava, married with lemon curd and savoury notes driven by the Semillon. The palate is rich in texture and concentration, which is balanced beautifully with refreshing, slate like, mineral acidity. Aging on lees in a variety of small vessels, and the inclusion of Semillon, has aided in the creation of this grown up Sauvignon Blanc.
Grape / Blend
Marlborough, New Zealand
92 Points - Ian Blackburn
91 Points - Vinous
This is a soothing Sauvignon Blanc that's all about tender texture rather than energetic aromatics. This is wild-fermented, partly in old oak with extended time on lees. The result is a full-bodied Sauvignon that caresses the palate and provides a mouth-coating texture. The crisp acidity on the finish offers the only angle on the medium-length finish.
Product size: 750ml