The Range

HomeShop Online2014 Backyard Stories Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
2014 Backyard Stories Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Backyard Stories Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Backyard Stories

Sold Out

WINEMAKER'S NOTES 
Our first release of a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc under our Backyard banner. The outcome we aimed for is a finely structured Semillon dominant wine with a background of oak. We chose mostly one and two year old barrels to give a little 'old world' complexity as opposed a traditional clean, purely aromatic new world style. The wine was made in a very basic fashion; our best fruit relying on simplicity of execution during the winemaking.

TASTING NOTES
 
COLOUR: Very pale straw-green.

AROMA: Complex, soft, bready and creamy oak impact over a fine lifted nettle Semillon with a nice lift of aromatic Sauvignon. Immediately engaging and different, offering complexity and intrigue.

PALATE: Structured and tight, flinty with very persistent fruit flavours leading to a dry tangy finish. Overall a complex and evocative dry white.

FOOD MATCH:
 Shortbreads at one end, cheddar on the other.

CELLARING
Will be interesting over time.

TECHNICAL NOTES

REGION: Margaret River

COMPOSITION: 70% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc

ALCOHOL: 12.5%

STANDARD DRINKS: 7.4

VINTAGE NOTES: The 2014 vintage follows a string of warm and dry vintages for the Margaret River region. A very fast vintage for whites broke with a cool change and reds followed with a reasonable pause in intake. As is fairly typical in Margaret River, we were then subjected to an extraordinary Indian summer which pushed the reds to just about perfect maturity.

The vintage will be fine and rich, fuller bodied whites with reds that are deeply coloured with terrific varietal flavour and fruit aromas; it could be a classic, time will tell.

WINEMAKING: Varieties were picked separately and then blended on close selection after simple winemaking, fermenting on some grape solids at lowish temperatures. Oak treatment was 100% in mostly one and two year old oak for nine months, stirred regularly.

More from our Backyard Stories Range

WINERY YALLINGUP

2807 Caves Road
Yallingup Western Australia 6282

+61 8 9756 6640
admin@swings.com.au

OPENING HOURS
Cellar Door: Mon - Sun, 10 - 5 pm
Lunch: Mon - Sun, 12 - 3 pm

Instagram

TAPHOUSE MARGARET RIVER

85 Bussell Hwy
Margaret River Western Australia 6282

+61 8 9758 7155
taphouse@swings.com.au

OPENING HOURS
Mon - Sun, 12 pm - late

Instagram

ONLINE STORE HELP

Shipping & Returns Policy
Liquor Licence, Privacy & Security Policy

OFFICE

PO Box 324
Yallingup Western Australia 6286

+61 8 9756 6735
admin@swings.com.au

SIGN UP

Enter your details below.

© 2016 Swings and Roundabouts Ltd
ABN 98 108 042 897
Powered by FII