Plantagenet Omrah Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Sauvignon Blanc from Australia
The Omrah Sauvignon is a 50/50 blend from our own Mount Barker vineyard, Rosetta, harvested at 21.3 brix and Akehurst vineyard, in Pemberton, harvested slightly riper at 23.2 brix. Both vineyards share similar viticultural practices, deep gravelly loam soils; with vines vertically shoot positioned and irrigated for healthy vine growth. Yield of both vineyards averaged 8.2 tonne/hectare.
Punchy greengage plums, lantana and gooseberries aromas with an undercurrent of lemon curd. A supple yet lithe palate with a fine core of crunchy acid running the length of the palate with loads of mouth watering, vibrant fruit flavours. A harmonious wine with a clean finish and delicious lingering flavours. A very savvy savvie. Enjoy now.
Wine Spectator - "Bright and tangy, with tart lime and green berry flavors, remaining vibrant through the long finish. This wants seafood."
The first vines were planted in 1968 at "Bouverie" Denbarker. These consisted of 4 1/2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Plantagenet Wines now has boosted the total acreage to 100, including Malbec, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Plantagenet aims to make elegant, structured wines that have complexity, finesse and balance. View all Plantagenet Wines
About Other AustraliaView a map of Other Australia wineries
With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales- New South Wales has a variety of smaller wine growing regions. Many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations, leading to the more encompassing designation of New South Wales.
Western Australia– A small percentage of Australia’s winemaking occurs on the West Coast. The largest Australian state, Western Australia, includes the appellations Margaret River and Great Southern.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in Australia.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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