As with many of the wines made by Coates, the story of conception starts with food. Light-bodied white wines that accompany a range of summer and Asian food styles are often sought after in our household. To make such a style we drew wanted a white wine which showed great citrusy flavour intensity, depth of complexity and lovely acidity.
The current release from 2021 is the results of the tweaking of winemaking style and vineyard locations as we constantly seek to build balance and complexity into our wines. The fruit is sourced from two vineyard blocks. The Semillon is sourced from Finniss in maritime climate of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Our Sauvignon Blanc is from the Kuitpo region of the Adelaide Hills (which is where the Coates winery based). A cool climate location ensures that the grapes have an elegance of flavour and good natural acidity that we seek to preserve in the finished wine.
Light straw in colour, the nose shows restrained tropical fruits accompanied by lemongrass and a hint of brioche. A lithe palate with plenty of citrus zing with guava and delicious toast notes leading into a long, crisp finish