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|Aroma & Palate||Gooseberry, mango, lemony acidity|
|Varietal||Semillon Sauvignon Blanc|
|Style||Crips & tropical
Fresh as can be
Lovely, distinct bouquet showing passionfruit, stone fruit, pea and grassiness. Bright and cool to taste, good length, strong sense of freshness, zing of acidity, some nice chalkiness in the textural mix. Classic stuff, done very well, flavoursome and refreshing. Ticks all the boxes.
94/100 - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
A big but fresh iteration of this classic Margaret River style, this shows grassy notes alongside a some classic Sauv Blanc passionfruit and vibrant acidity.
Fermented cool and aged in stainless steel to preserve the natural fruit flavours of the grapes, the folks at Lenton Brae call this “one of the best of the past 20 years” - we certainly enjoy it!
As with previous releases, the majority was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness and vitality and at cool temperatures facilitating a gradual conversion of sugar into alcohol by selected yeasts. This year’s blend is 55% Semillon 45% Sauvignon Blanc. We believe that our 2019 release is one of the best in the last 20 years. Cellar 2020-2027.
Lenton Brae’s operation, with its distinctive church-inspired winery, is run by Edward Tomlinson, the son of founders Bruce and Jeanette.
One of Margaret River’s most highly-respected producers, the name nods to the Nottingham district of Lenton, from which the Tomlinson family emigrated in the 19th century, and to the small hill (Scots: “brae”) on the winery’s grounds.
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