A Sauvignon dominant, Semillon blend – the Sauvignon Blanc from our close-planted Karridale vineyard, and the Semillon from our dry-grown Wilyabrup property
Single vineyard, vibrant, aromatic & lifted medium-bodied with expressive Cabernet fruit flavours; smooth, refined tannins & tremendous length
A five clone blend, made in the lighter Crianza style using old large-format barrels, which is bright & varietally expressive. A rich dense wine, offering raspberry, cherry & spice flavours with a savoury edge, background oak & fine, resolved tannins
A blend of up to five Chardonnay clones, but principally Gingin. Citrus, melon & apple aromas, with a suggestion of bread & nuts. A fine nectarine/honeydew palate with intensity, medium weight & richness; clean, persistent finish with a citrus tang
The 2014 vintage marked our first release of this wine which is sourced form our dry grow Wilyabrup vineyard, and in some vintages sometimes supplemented by a parcel from our Karridale vineyard. Selectively picked, sorted, hand-plunged in open fermenters and usually matured in old hogsheads
Margaret River Semillon is very distinctive and at Juniper we are aiming to produce a fine, elegant, complex wine with medium-term cellaring potential from this wonderful variety. The use of ‘free range’ yeast, barrel-fermentation in tight-grained French oak and maturation on yeast lees are all employed to build texture and structure along with a touch of smoky complexity without dominating the fruit characters and maintaining elegance in the wine.