Crawford River Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Victoria - Australia
$23.00(no stock available)
The wine's story
Australia’s wine scene is booming - there’s little doubt on that front - and it sometimes seems as though the majority of wineries we hear about are plucky start-ups, managed by young, often bearded, ambitious newcomers on the scene. How easy it can be and how wrong it is to overlook those older, wiser, more established wineries who have paved the way for this new generation of vintners. Crawford River Wines is a perfect example: set up in 1975 by John and Cathy Thomson on their family’s sheep farm in Victoria, it set out to see just how good wine could be when made in this corner of Australia. The results were consistently impressive. Crawford River Wines is perhaps most widely renowned for their Riesling wines, although this is merely the tip of a considerable iceberg. The winery - which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and is still very much a family operation - has received considerable praise for its Cabernet Sauvignon and white blends in recent years, and is still undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with, and more than capable of teaching these new faces on the scene a thing or two.
Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is a classic white blend, primarily associated with Australia and France’s Bordeaux (where it is usually quite heavily oaked). It’s a beautiful wine for food pairing, and is renowned as being one of the few wine blends in the world which pairs confidently with the chilli-and-coconut combo typical in much of the cuisine of southern Asia. Thai green curries and Keralan fish curries are pretty heavenly with a Semillon/Sauvignon, but you can also keep things simple with pan fried fish or a scallop salad, also a near-perfect match. Australia’s wine scene is booming - there’s little doubt on that front - and it sometimes seems as though the majority of wineries we hear about are plucky start-ups, managed by young, often bearde... read more
Crawford River is an iconic Australian producer of cool climate wines. Based in western Victoria, in a small region called Henty, they grow a range of aromatic whites, complemented by a couple of savoury reds.
Family owned, they recently celebrated their 40th vintage.
This is a classic blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc from the 2012 vintage. the two varieties are made separately and blended together before bottling. The wine sees a small amount of old oak to enhance the texture. Overall, a crisp, aromatic style, full of melon and a subtle grassiness. Harmonious and lushly textured, it finishes fresh and dry. Crawford River is an iconic Australian producer of cool climate wines. Based in western Victoria, in a small region called Henty, they grow a range of aromatic whites, complemented by a couple of s... read more
5-10 years - This wine is excellent now, and will hold up really well over the next decade.