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2017 Crawford River Beta Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Henty, VIC

Characterful and complex white blend here - what can't Crawford River do?!

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$32.00

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About The Wine

This is a staple of the Crawford River range. A Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend built to be released with a little more bottle age than is typical for this wine style.

The white varieties that grow on the Crawford River vineyard retain extraordinary natural acidity, this gives them freshness and longevity without being 'big' or 'overripe'.

If you are a connoisseur of this classic varietal partnership, this would be one of the most thought-provoking in the country and an absolute steal for the price.

About The Producer

Crawford River is very much a family operation. The talented Thomson clan have been producing wine from their beautiful home vineyard since 1985.

The Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc thrive on the estate, but it's Riesling that they are most famous for.

They produce a range of styles of varying ages that are outstanding. Many consider them as one of the country's premier producers of the noble variety.

These are wines of purity and elegance. Small-batch, family-owned, traditional winemaking and good, honest farming is at the core of everything Crawford River does.

Belinda and John Thomson
Belinda and John Thomson
Henty, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Belinda believes this style is greatly nuanced by the soil on which it grows.

When we planted this block in 1994, drilling of the posts was necessary due to the dry year and fossilised sea shells with chalky limestone came up from below the ironstone topsoil!

100% Whole bunch pressed to tank with no additions, chilled and racked the next day to barrel. No additions are made to this juice which is left to naturally ferment in its own time.

It spends around 11 months in majority older oak, after which it is blended to tank where it spends another 6 months settling; and perhaps undergoing some malolactic fermentation if it feels like it. Belinda thinks there is a terrific balance of fruit, texture and oak; which she thinks must be present, without being overt.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Macadamia nut, river stone and hints of delicate lime are the invitation to this delicious wine. A wonderful, fresh opulence is present on the front palate, at once counteracted by a taut, mineral quality and supple, textural layers, enhanced by lees and oak. It shows terrific balance, defined by seamless natural acid, deft use of oak and superbly integrated lees treatment, all of which lend terrific drinkability and potential for cellaring. The lovely line of acid is evident throughout the palate and a little air will enhance the complex structure. Long and even and will no doubt reward some cellaring." - Belinda Thomson, winemaker

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"Light to mid-yellow colour with a complex bouquet which encapsulates toasty barrel oak, honeysuckle and lemon-drop lollies. Very intense and delicious with richness and terrific persistence. Concentration. A smashing wine of its type." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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Perfect aperitif

A really clean, crisp but not too acidic aperitif. More Bordeaux in style than Margaret River Sem Sauvs. but without the excessive oak.

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