Estate grown vines planted in 1998 in the spectacular hillside vineyard of the Ferguson Valley in the Geographe wine region provides the fruit for the Bookends, so named as the Forest Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blocks metaphorically stand at each end of the vineyard.
Barrel fermenting and maturing Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon in oak enhances the aromatic profile of the varieties, however
just as importantly it adds an intrinsic layer of texture and mouthfeel which provides depth and intrigue.
Aromatics of passionfruit, ginger and grapefruit with gentle spice in the background.
Gentle and rolling, textural palate of kiwi fruit, citrus and tropical nuances with a tangy finish.
Temperature in oak is allowed to peak at 22 degrees celsius, and at ferment completion the resultant wine is matured in barrel for 2 months, prioir to an early bottling.
A season in which we have had our hottest December days ever, our warmest nights since 2012 and our driest December since 2008 However despite these conditions being thought of as less than ideal, we could not be happier with the overall quality of the wines from the vintage, when all this occurred in tandem with the absence of our two nemeses, bushfires and birds! We did though experience a low yielding crop.