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Pitchfork Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Pitchfork Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

To see our full range of Pitchfork wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/pitchfork/

For more information on the winery go to https://hayshedhill.com.au/collections/pitchfork

The Hay Shed Hill vineyard is situated on a picturesque property that was established as a group settlement farm for returned soldiers from the First World War. Known as Sussex Vale the property was originally a dairy farm. The current homestead, considerably renovated, still has much of the original Group Settlement look and feel.
Vines were first planted in the early 1970s. In the late 1980’s the vineyard was bought by the Morrison Family and the wine brand Hay Shed Hill was established taking its name from the local reference to the hay shed located on the property. The sister label, Pitchfork, was developed to complement the single vineyard Hay Shed Hill label. A series of ownership changes saw numerous alterations to labels, wine style and distribution until the current group of partners bought back the farm and the brand in late 2006 and returned to the original concept of producing wine with integrity that expresses the quality of the site.

The Hay Shed Hill vineyard is located in the Willyabrup Valley, the premier sub-region of the Margaret River Wine region. Only 5 Km from the Indian Ocean with an elevated aspect, the vineyard thus enjoys the benefit of the ‘doctor’ the well-known sea breeze that comes off the ocean each afternoon and cools down the vineyard giving the fruit a much cooler climate character than the latitude of the vineyard might suggest. The vineyard is hilly with several aspects ranging from steep south facing slopes on which the best Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is located, to equally steep north facing slopes where the best Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys the full face of the sun. The majority of the vineyard is dry grown producing small yields of outstanding fruit.

Pitchfork Semillon Sauvignon Blanc- great wine from Western Australia

 

 

Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: Sauvignon / Semillon BlendsRegion: Western AustraliaAlcohol: 13%Vintage: 2019/20SKU: PITCH01

£13.49 a bottle

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This is Michael Kerrigan`s (of Hay Shed Hill) opening range of wines which are modern and honest in character, boasting elegant, pure, fruit and a real sense of place. His gregarious personality certainly shines through in these ‘devilishly good wines’ which make you yearn to pop another shrimp on the ‘barbie’ and crack open a bottle or two.The range shows Margaret River’s signature Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend, as well as a single varietal Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Western Australia

This state is a relatively small contributor to the country’s grape plantings. However it does not stop the state being responsible for some of the finest wines coming out of Australia. This region clearly has a turning point in its wine producing status. Research reports from Californian viticulturalist Professor Harold Olmo, in the 1950s, and the Western Australian scientist Dr John Gladstone, in the 1960s, indicated that the more southern cooler regions of Western Australia where very well suited for production of world quality wines. Now these regions: Margaret River, Great Southern and Pemberton are the major wine producing regions of Western Australia. Margaret River region is now one of the premium regions of Australia and regarded along with Coonawarra and Yarra Valley as one of the three premium Cabernet Sauvignon areas in Australia.

Sauvignon / Semillon Blends

Sauvignon Blanc is often blended with Semillon which creates a perfect partnership and fuller palate style. Particularly good from Margaret River region.

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