The Estate Vineyard was established on a ridge of free draining lateritic gravel between 1970 and 1972. Sauvignon blanc and semillon were grafted onto shiraz vines in the early 1980’s and today produce the distinctive fruit for the Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon.
The 2010 harvest in Margaret River continues a run of excellent vintages, again marked by a very dry and mild summer with below average rainfall and cooler than average night time temperatures. The only significant rainfall for the vintage period was not until mid-April after all the fruit had been harvested ensuring an excellent ripening period with fruit retaining pristine varietal flavours, great concentration and intensity.
The Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is a wine that makes itself in the vineyard. We simply ferment the three different sections of the vineyard in French oak barriques (30% new) to help build and define individual characters. A selection of the best barrels are then blended to make the wine which most accurately reflects the characters of the season and the vineyard.
13% alcohol, 7.5 g/l total acidity, 3.18 pH.