Hamelin Bay Semillon Sauvignon 2010
$1999each
$237DOZEN
WineryHamelin Bay
Fruit SauvBlanc Semillon
Regions Margaret River
  Western Australia
Each $19.99
$237.00
Available by the dozen
A prolific winner on the national wine show circuit, in classically dry Margaret River styling. Sourced exclusively from the estate's Five Ashes Vineyard, most notable are it's juiciness, freshness and restraint, affording excellent mid palate depth. Mealy hints and excellent texture are bound tightly by a tantalising natural acid zing and minerality, finishing long and flavoursome.
Hamelin Bay's association with Margaret River dates back to first settlement by the Bussell family in 1830% The Five Ashes Vineyard has been given its own identity in honour of ancestor and Swan Valley pioneer Dr Samuel Waterman Viveash. The soils are well drained brown sandy loam gravels and the vineyard is fully drip irrigated on a north to south pine trellis, vines are positioned to maximise sunlight penetration. The biggest threat to production is birds and substantial areas are netted each year. The role of the winemaker is to capture natural essences of the vineyard environment without interfering in the vinification. A component is barrel fermented in a mix of new and seasoned French oak barriques. Alcohol 12.5%
TASTING NOTES
Pale straw appearance with green tinges. The nose has a lifted lemon/ lime citrus intensity combined with cream and nut barrel ferment characters. The plate is tight and fresh, displaying grasses, citrus and nut flavours. Succulent stonefruit flavours are combined with wonderful acidity to give a dry mineral finish. Serve alongside oyster, shellfish and seafood.
Wines by Hamelin Bay
About Hamelin Bay Wines
Richard and Ros Drake-Brockman's association with the Margaret River dates back to settlement by the Bussell family in 1830
Richard's great-grandmother Grace Bussell is famous for her courage as a 16 year old when in 1876, with the assistance of aboriginal stockman Sam Isaacs, she rescued the survivors of the shipwreck Georgette at Redgate Beach not far from the mouth of the Margaret River. Richard's great-grandfather Frederick, known for his exploration of the Kimberley, read about the heroic feat in Perth's press and rode 300 km on horseback to meet her. They married in 1882. Hamelin Bay»