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Plantagenet Mt Barker (WA) “Blue Ring” 2012 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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ALMOST ALL GONE From the famous Plantagenet Estate in Mt Barker (one of the top areas in WA),and from a cracking vintage, this is a smooth, very refreshing wine where the citrus flavours have softened into an easy drinking and delicious wine that is beautifully priced at just $14 a bottle. Excellent warm-weather drinking.

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ALMOST ALL GONE Plantagenet was planted in the 1960’s by Tony Smith, an Englishman who claimed that he was descended from the line of English kings known as the Plantagenets. Brand new to the wine industry, although well accustomed to the product, he was the first person to plant vines in a part of Mt Barker already known as Plantagenet Shire. If it was, as folk lore has it, the main reason he chose this area to plant his vines then he was indeed lucky - it turned out to be ideal for growing premium grapes and is now regarded as perhaps second only to Margaret River. Thirty years on, he sold out to a prominent WA family and while not one of the big names, it is a very highly regarded smaller producer who have excellent wine making skills. Incidentally, the name “Hellfire Bay” comes from the nickname some of the first settlers gave to a local landing area. They thought they were sailing through the gates of hell as they watched the hitherto unknown St. Elmo’s fire light up the sky above them. As people were wont to do, they prayed for mercy and the name Hellfire Bay stuck. From a superb vintage year, this white is a classic, easy drinking style. A little fuller bodied than some SSB’s, and with refreshing citrus flavours now softening and melding nicely with the soft fruit, this is a fresh style of wine that is great value at just $14 a bottle, and perfect for these warmer months.

Additional Information

Maker Plantagent Mt Barker (WA) "Blue Ring"
Variety Semillon Sauv Blanc
Vintage 2012
Region Mt Barker, West Australia
Vintage Ranking 10 / 10
Alcohol Content 13.5%
Best Drinking now to early 2018

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