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Introducing the 2022 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon



To coincide with the start of a new year, we are delighted to release our 2022 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The season was an exceptional year for aromatic white grapes. The 2022 blend is 62% sauvignon blanc and 38% semillon. The vintage produced fruit with lifted florals, good palate weight and fresh fruit flavours with aromas of passionfruit, lemon blossom and guava. The palate is well supported by a delicate mineral acidity that drives the wine and provides a long crisp finish.

Grace Farm is situated in the ‘Golden Triangle’ of the Margaret River wine region, in the lee of the Leeuwin Ridge in Wilyabrup. The maritime influence provides cooling breezes which ameliorate the effects of summer heat and produce elegant flavour profiles in the wines. The vineyard is characterised by the distinctive forest grove soils which are typically of low to medium fertility. Sauvignon blanc and semillon vines are cane pruned on a single cordon wire with a vertically trained canopy and are managed with biological inputs such as compost, fish emulsion and kelp.

Tasting notes from Jono Mettam - Winemaker
The vintage produced fruit with lifted florals, fresh flavours and good palate weight. Passionfruit, lemon blossom and guava aromas. The palate is lively with these fresh fruit flavours and is well supported by a delicate mineral acidity that drives the wine and provides a long and crisp finish. Partial barrel fermentation supports the fruit and helps to enhance texture and palate weight. A beautifully textured, lively and fresh wine that is perfect for summertime drinking.

Vinification
The 2022 blend is 62% sauvignon blanc and 38% semillon. The semillon was harvested on 22 February 2022, the sauvignon blanc on 28 February 2022. Both varieties were crushed and immediately pressed into stainless-steel tanks, then clarified prior to cultured yeast fermentation. 10% of the just pressed sauvignon blanc was transferred to new French oak barriques to undergo wild yeast barrel fermentation. On completion of all ferments, the tank and barrel volumes were blended together on 21 March, then left to sit on fine lees until the wine was filtered and bottled in July 2022.

Analysis                                              
Be°: Semillon 11.6° Sauvignon Blanc 12.1° (at harvest)
Alc: 12.6%
pH: 3.14
TA: 6.7 g/L

Shop online for home delivery or purchase from our Cellar Door. Members of the Friends of Grace Farm mailing list can receive 10% off any wine purchases and our Excelsa Wine Club members can also receive their usual 20% off. Our Cellar Door is located at 741 Cowaramup Bay Road, Gracetown and is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.