Wild Cape is a celebration of the raw beauty of Western Australia’s South West and is inspired by the spectacular coastline and distinct regional characteristics of Margaret River wine.
Through photographer Andrew Semark’s epic and dramatic photography, Wild Cape embodies the essence of the region where dramatic waves crash into the cape and world-class wines are produced in this remote, pristine part of the world.
The photo that represents Wild Cape Sauvignon Blanc is called ‘Void’. Photographer Andrew describes the captured wave succinctly as “force, rare and relentless”. The same could also be said of Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc – a relentless wave of flavour showcasing the unique varietal characteristics of this region, which Senior Winemaker Matt Byrne labels as “purity and energy – Sauvignon Blanc in all its glory.”
Light and vibrant with a youthful lime green tint.
A super bright and lifted nose with layer upon layer of seductive, juicy Sauvignon Blanc aromas. Lime leaf, fig, lychee and mango skin, overlaid with elegant notes of cut grass, lime zest and white flower.
Flavoursome, long and delicious with a salivating, refreshing acidity bursting with lychee, lime cordial and tropical fruits. A crunchy, textural element adds complexity from a small parcel being wild fermented in used French oak puncheons.
Best enjoyed within the next one to two years for maximum freshness.
The 2022 vintage was preceded by a very wet winter leading to good, healthy vine growth. Intense heat and dry months over the summer led to decreased yields however the dry, sunny days provided a natural barrier to disease, and extensive marri blossom kept bird pressure at bay. Some bunches suffered from sunburn, however the challenges in the vineyard were minimal. Although yield was lower than average, the quality of fruit has resulted in outstanding wines.
An array of pick times ranging from 11.5 Baume to 13.5 Baume were chosen to capture the myriad of aromas and flavours that Sauvignon Blanc vines produce at these various ripeness levels.
A small parcel from a Karridale vineyard was pressed through to soften acidity and to impart aromatic and textural complexity. Another small parcel from a Wilyabrup vineyard was allowed to cold soak on skins for 24 hours before pressing and fermenting the clear juice.
A small portion (13%) was allowed to undergo wild fermentation in used French oak puncheons (500L) to impart texture.
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- pH: 3.22
- TA: 6.43 g/L
Enjoy a chilled glass of Wild Cape Sauvignon Blanc at the beach with a picnic platter full of cheese, charcuterie and your favourite dips. For the ideal dinner party pairing pair this wine with grilled South West Marron with a garlic herb butter.
Royal Sydney Wine Show 2022
Margaret River Wine Show 2022
Melbourne Royal Wine Show 2022
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2022
The best SB I have ever had
This is so good! Super refreshing and zingy acidity but with a moreish hit of tropical fruit and rich texture from barrel ferment. Seriously delicious.