Churchview Estate Silverleaf Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

£13.85 / bottle
£157.89 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Churchview Estate Silverleaf Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine blend from Margaret River. Semillon / Sauvigon is the classic white wine blend found in Western Australia.

Churchview Estate is an award-winning, family-owned wine producer located in the Margaret River wine-growing region of Western Australia. The estate was founded in 1999 by father and son team Spike and Raymond Fokkema and is situated near the locality of Metricup just off the Bussell Highway. Spike had emigrated from The Netherlands in the 1950s and had been a successful businessman prior to purchase. Today  the estate is owned and run by Raymond Fokkema and his sister Sharon Bosveld (who joined the family business over 20 years ago). The winemaker is David Longden. Churchview Estate was awarded with a 5 star winery rating in James Halliday’s 2016 and 2020 classifications.

The estate takes it name from the view of the heritage listed Anglican Church of Saint John the Baptist which can be seen from the estate. The single vineyard estate comprises some 100 hectares with 56 hectares of vines. The site was carefully selected for its maritime climate, ideal and fertile gravelly loam soils, ample clean water and north facing slopes and 16 different grapes varieties are grown. Organic certification was awarded in 2020.

Churchview Estate estate produces several different ranges of wine, the flagship wines are the limited release, handcrafted Bartondale range, which is named after the dairy farm that was originally on the site. There follows the St Johns range, made from more unusual grape varieties, which is named after aforementioned, neighbouring church. There is also the fruit driven Silverleaf range.

The grapes for the Churchview Estate Silverleaf Semillon Sauvignon Blanc are mechanically harvested in the cool of the night using a selective harvester. Each variety is harvested and vinified separately. The Semillon comes from a block 18 consisting of 5 hectares and 48 rows which was planted in 2004. The Sauvignon Blanc come from block 20, 5.1 hectares of vines planted in 2004. The Sauvignon Blanc is picked over four different days and to achieve different flavour profiles from fresh lemon through to tropical fruits. The fruit is crushed and the juice is then fermented in tanks. Often different yeast strains are used in different tanks to allow for different flavour profiles, allowing for more creativity in the wine making process. After fermentation, the wine sits on the lees in the tank which helps add depth and complexity to the wines. After this period, the wines are fined using cross flow filter, and then racked off before assemblage and eventually, bottling.

The blend in this wine is 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Light straw

Aroma: Citrus, floral, and freshly squeezed lime

Palate: Powerful citrus and floral hit, clean, zesty and refreshing, dominated by fresh citrus & tropical fruits and subtle hints of candied lemon sorbet, ginger spice with fresh lime to finish.

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