Lovely, perfectly judged hit of oak upfront on the nose, with creamy, honeyed fruit aromas. Mouth-filling and with lush fruits balanced by a citrus freshness and creamy oak. A textured yet fine palate adds to the interest. Terribly well balanced. Excellent.
Winemakers Tasting Note: Citrus oil, floral notes, dried pear and grapefruit aromas are well supported by subtle French oak. The palate is textured yet fine, finishing dry and savoury, a direct result of the wild ferment with natural yeast.
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Flametree Wines is located on the picturesque shores of Geographe Bay, at the gateway to one of the world's great wine producing regions – the Margaret River Wine Region in Western Australia. Established in 2007 by the Towner family, Flametree Wines is a proud team, committed to producing consistent, distinctive Margaret River wines while building on long term, loyal brand advocates through memorable wine experiences.
By winning Australia's most well-known and respected wine accolade, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, with their first ever red wine, Flametree Wines firmly established themselves in the upper echelon of Margaret River wine producers. Proving that this accolade was not a coincidence and that Flametree was actually deserving of the prestigious award, the next vintage was also a finalist in the following years' show. This unprecedented success has since continued, with many critic reviews and awards.
The seriousness of their intent to establish a world-class winery from the outset was highlighted by the appointment of Cliff Royle as Winemaker and General Manager of the Estate. Cliff has been making world class wines in the Margaret River region for many years and comes to Flametree Wines after twelve years as Chief Winemaker at Voyager Estate. Amongst a number of impressive accolades, Cliff was awarded Winemaker of the Year by Winestate Magazine in 2003, was a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year in 2005 and has been a senior judge at the Royal Melbourne and Perth Wine Shows over a number of years. Langton's Master of Wine, Andrew Caillard, said "Winemaker Cliff Royle is regarded by critics as one of the most gifted winemakers of his generation."
Cliff comments "I think Margaret River is without doubt the number one premium wine region in the country and consistently produces benchmark wines made from the classic grape varieties of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The aim at Flametree Wines is to make a range of wines that play to the strengths of the region and consistently deliver a great drinking experience at any price point. Margaret River wines should exhibit the hallmark characters of structure, perfume and elegance that has made this region famous."