AUS 09

Juniper Estate Aquitaine Blanc 2018

Australia, Margaret River
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
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Colour: pale straw Nose: a complex nose of poached pears, grapefruit, quince, with hints of herbs, nuts, woodsmoke and flint Palate: finely structured; smooth, succulent, layered and long. Lemon sherbet, red grapefruit and pear flavours seamlessly interwoven with suggestions of almond meal, brioche and subtle oak spice. Mouth-watering, saline acidity and an impressively persistent finish



Analytical data


0.9 g/l residual sugar
7.0 g/l acidity
3.18 pH

The Juniper Winery & Estates


100% estate grown Semillon from our Wilyabrup vineyard was hand-picked on 21st March 2018 at 11.6° Bé and Sauvignon Blanc from our Karridale site, hand-picked on 12th and 14th March at 12.6° & 12.9° Bé.

Yield: 51 hl/ha

Soil Type

Forest Grove Duplex.

Harvest Notes

The season was preceded by a wet winter and spring, the driest November since 1999 - so there were no issues around flowering or fruit set - and then the wettest December since 1996. This was followed by a long, dry Indian summer, with maximum temperatures mirroring the long-term average.


A blend of Sauvignon Blanc (63%) and Semillon (37%) was selectively picked and then whole-bunch-pressed straight to barrel with no additions undergoing a wild-yeast fermentation.


10 months barrel aging. During this time, monthly fine lees stirring was undertaken to enhance both mouthfeel and length.

Oak influence: The barrel format used was mainly French barriques, but some puncheons were also employed. 20% of the oak was new.
Months in bottle: 10


Closure: Screw top
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