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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
2012
Type
White

Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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
Punchy lifted tropical fruits with hints of lemon sherbet, musk and varietal grassyness.
Palate
A full flavoured wine with abundant citrus, papaya and lychee balanced by fresh and juicy acidity and delivering a long, expressive and refreshing finish.
Blend
100% sauvignon blanc.
Cellaring
Best enjoyed young and fresh.
Food Pairing Notes
Tempura squid served with a lightly spiced sweet and sour lemongrass 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 2012 vintage was noted by above average summer temperatures and average rainfall. What resulted was a steady ripening period leading up to a hot January and a very early start to the white harvest. Mild temperatures throughout February and March produced outstanding white wines, with sauvignon blanc punchy, vibrant and full of character.
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 2012.
Analysis
12.5% alcohol, 6 g/l total acidity, 3.24 pH.

Wine Taste

Tyson Stelzer
93

Predominantly from the cooler southern half of Margaret River, this delightfully refined sauvignon is one of Georgiana’s most gracious expressions yet. A beautiful perfume of fragrant elegance focuses in on granny smith apple, grapefruit and lemon blossom. The palate faithfully continues the theme of honed, zesty poise and consummate restraint.

Geelong Advertiser

Brett Smith
92

I am really enjoying Sauvignon Blanc as the weather improves. It is the crisp, cool, fresh summer flavours that make it ideal drinking now. This punchy little number is another fine example from our friends from the Margaret River region. With tropical notes on the nose, there’s also an inviting lemon sherbet aroma. Full flavoured with great citrus tang, there is a nice balance with acidity and it leads to an enjoyable, refreshing finish. Perfect with tempura squid served with a sweet and sour dressing. weather improves. It is the crisp, cool, fresh summer flavours that make it ideal drinking now. This punchy little number is another fine example from our friends from the Margaret River region. With tropical notes on the nose, there’s also an inviting lemon sherbet aroma. Full flavoured with great citrus tang, there is a nice balance with acidity and it leads to an enjoyable, refreshing finish. Perfect with tempura squid served with a sweet and sour dressing.palate and flinty acid comes through at the finish.

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