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about Cape Mentelle's wine”

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
2011
Type
White

Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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
Vibrant white peach, passionfruit, guava and freshly cut lime with a hint of blackcurrant.
Palate
Lively and lifted citrus fruits with delicate texture showcase a full flavoured and fresh palate. A touch of lemon curd and honeysuckle provides lovely complexity.
Blend
100% sauvignon blanc.
Cellaring
Best enjoyed young and fresh.
Food Pairing Notes
Pan seared fillet of pink snapper on a shredded green papaya salad with Thai dressing.
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 2011 harvest in Margaret River was warm, dry and early and continues an excellent run of recent vintages. Warm nights in February accelerated ripening and Sauvignon Blanc was harvested quickly in late February with abundant flavour and richness resulting in full flavoured wines with great texture and refreshing acidity.
Winemaking
When harvesting sauvignon blanc the emphasis is placed on capturing vibrant fresh flavours with clean acidity. Fruit is 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 2011.
Analysis
13% alcohol, 6.3 g/l total acidity, 3.36 pH.

Newcastle Herald

John Lewis

The Georgiana is pale straw and has peach blossom aromas. Fresh gooseberry flavours zips onto the front of the palate, green capsicum and lemon curd characters show on the middle palate and flinty acid comes through at the finish.

Good Wine Guide 2011 The Age, Sydney Morning Herald

Nick Stock
94

The Georgiana is pale straw and has peach blossom aromas. Fresh gooseberry flavours zips onto the front of the palate, green capsicum and lemon curd characters show on the middle

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