Elegance from the Golden West
Cape Geographe Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016
Region: Margaret River, WA
The white wines from Margaret River have enriched our drinking and demonstrate very clearly the importance of sea-side locations to produce the sappy, vibrant, freshness we enjoy so much. The oceans modify the climate, not too hot and not too cold, and when it's right the results are startling.
Like many of our wine regions Margaret River has a recent history starting tentatively in the late 1960s. By about 1973 they had begun blending Semillon with Sauvignon Blanc to express a Southern Hemisphere version of the Bordeaux, France white wine called Graves. Steadily they mastered the art and I doubt that any of the 187 Margaret River wineries do not make a version.
Now Margaret River is a very large region and some of it is far warmer than you might imagine. We wanted grapes that came from the southern half and in this case even better as the origin is Karridale which is very cool. This is a great though delicate wine and it gives me pleasure to have it back on our list.