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Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015
 

Georgiana

‘Georgiana’ was named after Georgiana Molloy, a pioneer settler in the south west of Western Australia. A woman of indomitable spirit, she was an amateur botanist who made a significant contribution to the understanding of Australian flora.

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Vintage
2010
Type
White

Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Georgiana is a fresh, vibrant expression of Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc. Every effort is utilised in the vineyard and the winery to promote the clean aromatics and punchy citrus characters of this variety. Georgiana is distinctively textural on the palate, with bright and refreshing acidity providing balance to create the perfect summer white.

Appearance
Pale straw with hints of green.
Nose
White peach, passionfruit, frangipani and freshly cut lime arise from beneath a lemon curd and marshmallow centre.
Palate
Lively and lifted citrus fruits with delicate slippery texture showcase a vibrant and fresh palate. A touch of anise and honeysuckle provide lovely complexity.
Blend
100% sauvignon blanc.
Cellaring
Best enjoyed young and fresh.
Food Pairing Notes
Grilled scallops on fresh herb salad.
The Vineyard
The lion’s share of the fruit came from the cooler southern half of the region, including our Chapman Brook Vineyard. Various canopy management methods are used, with the objective being to maximise fruit flavour development. The typical soils of these vineyards are geologically ancient, free draining sandy loams with a high percentage of lateritic gravel.
The Season
The 2010 harvest in Margaret River continues the run of excellent vintages, again marked by a very dry and mild summer. The only significant rainfall for the vintage period was not until mid-April, ensuring a perfect ripening period with fruit retaining pristine varietal flavours, showing great concentration and intensity.
Winemaking
When harvesting sauvignon blanc the emphasis is placed on capturing vibrant fresh flavours with clean acidity. Fruit is generally machine harvested at night to take advantage of the cooler temperatures. Fermentation takes place in 100% stainless steel tanks. The wine was assembled after three months on lees and bottled in June 2010.
Analysis
13% alcohol, 6.4g/l total acidity, 3.28 pH.

Good Wine Guide 2011 The Age, Sydney Morning Herald

Nick Stock
91

A fresh, crisp sauvignon from the west, showing ripe lime citrus, dark-leaf herbs, stony notes and a good serve of restrained tropical fruits. The palate has immensely supple flesh and texture, with plenty of acid to kick the finish along. Very tidy.

James Halliday Top 100 Wines

James Halliday
93
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