There's an artful elegance,

layered depth and precise focus

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
2013
Type
White

Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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
Abundant aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit, lemon rind and tropical fruits with a hint of pimento.
Palate
Full flavoured with bright fresh citrus and tropical fruits. The palate is rich and textured with a crunchy juicy acidity providing backbone to the long, flavoursome and refreshing finish.
Blend
100% sauvignon blanc.
Cellaring
Best enjoyed young and fresh.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy outdoors with bbq’d prawns and squid and fresh salads.
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 were 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 lead up to harvest experienced a wild, cool and windy November which interrupted flowering and fruit set and ultimately resulted in the lowest yields for a decade. The summer leading into 2013 vintage recorded temperatures well above average with perfect ripening conditions with white fruit harvested quickly and early in February and red fruit benefiting from a cool and mild March allowing extended ripening and full tannin maturity. Another great vintage for Margaret River.
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 July 2013.
Analysis
12.5% alcohol, 6.3 g/l total acidity, 3.35 pH.

Wine Companion

James Halliday
92

Light straw-green; while juicy and spotlessly clean, the wine has a slightly savoury/minerally mouthfeel which places it several thousand kms away from Marlborough, and makes it a genuine food style.

The Age Epicure

Ralph Kyte-Powell
92

Excellent Margaret River sauvignon blanc. Georgiana offers penetrating varietal aromas that suggest lush tropical fruits, blossom and light leafiness. Great balance with a zippy, dry finish.

The Wine Front

Gary Walsh
90

Punchy ripe tropical fruit, a little grassiness, some flint, juicy fruit sweetness, fine acid and a good finish. Burst of flavour and impact. Good chalky length. Hi! It’s me! It’s made for a market, and made to please, but it’s not cynical. Good stuff. Almost rated it higher.

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