Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018
With all this freshness, the Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018 is a difficult thing to resist and really, it should be drunk young, when these characters are so much to the fore. Nevertheless, for those who want to see some softening of the palate and a little more caramel-like complexity on the nose, we recommend at least 5 years aging.
This wine has hues of light to medium straw with green tints. Condition is bright. The nose is a lifted and zesty aroma combination of leaf, gooseberry and citrus of Sauvignon Blanc, combining with a nice addition of lemon sherbet and fig from the Semillon. There are also some nice bread dough-like notes underneath, a product of the barrel fermentation. Here the theme of freshness continues, with a zesty leaf and citrus fruit depth, lifted by crisp acidity. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the texture is nicely rounded, with a touch of bread dough. The finish is clean, with no lingering tannin or bitterness.
The Finer Details
Style – White Wine
Varietal – Sauvignon Blanc 74%, Semillon 26%
Country – Australia
Region – Margaret River
Vintage – 2018
Bottle Size – 750ml
ABV – 12.5%