Many winemakers in Margaret River blend Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon together in what is commonly known as an SSB blend, however Millbrook Winemaker Emma Gillespie prefers to celebrate the single varietal, showcasing the great depth of fruit flavour, freshness and lively acidity that is unique to Sauvignon Blanc from this region.
In doing so she has created a pure expression that truly represents the terroir of Margaret River. Her expertise has been rewarded with the wine receiving a silver medal at the Wine Show of Western Australia 2022.
This wine exhibits vibrant tropical and citrus aromas with herbaceous notes of freshly cut grass. On the palate, this is a refreshing, dry style bursting with gooseberry and zesty acidity.
Clear, pale lemon with green hues.
The wine displays aromas of lifted passionfruit, with notes of ripe citrus fruits and freshly-cut grass.
A dry, bright and refreshing wine that reveals fresh and vibrant lemon sherbet acidity with juicy flavours of gooseberry and snap pea. The palate is clean and layered with a fine texture from a small portion of this wine undergoing barrel fermentation.
2022 was a truly exceptional vintage. The season started beautifully with a wet spring and late flowering, followed by a warm and dry season, producing refined flavour, great elegance and real personality. A very sophisticated vintage for this wine.
This parcel of Sauvignon Blanc was specifically selected in order to retain the freshness and vibrancy for which the Millbrook Regional Range is known for. The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night and transported to the winery for early morning processing.
The finest free-run juice was extracted early morning at the winery and underwent a cool tank fermentation to ensure purity and varietal expression. A small portion of this wine was barrel fermented in new oak, before being blended back to tank post-ferment. This oak portion makes up around 5% of the final blend.
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- pH: 3.19
- Acidity (TA): 8.20 g/L
Western Australian Dhufish, chilled mango and cannellini beans.
Wine Show of Western Australia