Fontys Pool Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009
WineryFontys Pool
Fruit SauvBlanc Semillon
Regions Pemberton
  Western Australia
Each $16.99
Currently out of stock
With an abundance of clean water and healthy vines set against a backdrop of karri and jarrah forests, the picturesque Fonty's Pool vineyards are named after a huge dam built in the 1920s. Originally a vegetable farm which operated for over a century, the property was identified by the Cape Mentelle winemaking team as an outstanding site for growing wine grapes. A lively fruit driven style was achieved by handling the fruit with care and respect. Partial barrel fermentations and wild yeasts have enhanced the wine with texture and complexity.
Sauvignon Blanc from the Chinaman's and Valda blocks, grown to fertile karri loams and ironstone gravely loams associated with the native marri and jarrah eucalypts. The Semillon is grown on the more common and fertile karri loams that promote a more vigorous canopy. Harvested in the cool of the night, must is chilled prior to a gentle pressing, keeping the free run juices separate from the pressings, the first picks are skin contacted in the press for six hours. Cold settled before being racked then fermented between 14 and 18 degrees C. The barrel batches were lees stirred weekly prior to racking. Equal proportions of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with a tad of Chardonnay to fill out the palate. Alcohol 12.0%
Bright yellow and gold hues. Lively aromas and a touch of spicy oak. A vibrant intensity of passionfruit, ripe lemons and floral notes. Lively citrus acidity on the palate balances fresh passionfruit and red capsicum. Moderately weighted, a beautifully balanced palate with lemon and citrus, the texture is powdery and fine. A vigorous fruit filled finish, great length and clean aftertaste.
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Established in 1989, Fonty’s Pool wines is a contemporary, Pemberton winery, producing consistently exceptional and approachable wines
Fonty’s Pool wines is located just outside the Pemberton township and set amongst an idyllic landscape of lush karri forests, approximately 335kms south of Western Australia’s capital city Perth. Established in 1989 with further vineyards planted in 1991, 1996 and 1998 to reach the current total of 110 hectares, the varieties produced are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Marsanne, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz, Verdelho and Viognier. The total property dimension is 330 hectares and besides grapes, produces avocados (4,000 trees) and truffles. There is also a water storage lake on the property that is over a kilometre long and holds over one million litres of water. Fontys Pool»