Puppet Master Fume Blanc, Western Australia
Puppet Master Fume Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc). Complexing aromatic accents of fresh picked basil and bruised lemongrass give a balanced herbal dimension to the sweet and sour fruit salad profile which sustains intrigue on the palate through to the crisp, refreshing finish
|Grape Variety||Sauvignon Blanc|
|Region||Margaret River and Great Southern, Western Australia|
|Food Pairing||Chicken/Poultry, Pork, Fish, Seafood, Vegetables & Salads|
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The approach to harvest and winemaking reflected the principles applied in the previous vintage, which provides the opportunity for the vastly different seasonal conditions to be revealed in the finished wine. The grapes were handpicked at the beginning of April from a vineyard in the southerly Karridale subregion of Margaret River.
A straightforward approach in the winery allowed the ferment to kick off naturally with indigenous yeast, followed by six months maturation in neutral French oak and bottling without filtration to retain the flavour, balance and elegance that had developed in the barrel.
The wine reflects honestly and transparently the essence of Sauvignon Blanc from the cool, far Southern reaches of the Margaret River appellation. The long ripening period has given succulence and citrus pulp textures which carry a long evolution of flavour driven by crunchy acidity, fresh green apple, kiwi and gooseberry characters.
Complexing aromatic accents of fresh picked basil and bruised lemongrass give a balanced herbal dimension to the sweet and sour fruit salad profile which sustains intrigue on the palate through to the crisp, refreshing finish.
Fumé Blanc is a made-up name, legally accepted as a synonym for wines made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Robert Mondavi deserves credit for this renaming in an effort to increase the acceptance and popularity of Sauvignon Blanc