LENTON BRAE PINOT BLANC 2017

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LENTON BRAE PINOT BLANC 2017

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Lenton Brae is the only producer of Pinot Blanc in Margaret River, with cuttings released from WA quarantine in 2011 and propagated in-house.  The 0.5 hectare site was chosen for its cool southerly aspect, ideal for this early ripening variety.  Hands are off in the winery, with the wine seeing wild fermentation in older, large format French oak, and bottled unfiltered.

"So tasty. Has that pinot blanc tang, slightly saline, wholly refreshing. Scents of green pear, lemon, lemon blossom, almond. It strikes out with immediate zestiness, vitality, slip to texture then a fine, chalky finish. A belter of a drink."  93 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront

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Lenton Brae

Pioneers of the Margaret River region

A pioneering producer of Margaret River, Lenton Brae was established in 1982 by  Bruce and Jeanette Tomlinson, with winemaking today handled by son Edward. A claim to fame is them being the first producer to popularise the Bordelaise white blend of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, now a flagbearer for the region.  A producer in great winemaking stride, the freshness, prettiness and approachability across the board is striking, and the release of Pinot Blanc shows the continued evolution and relevance here.  A first rate producer from one of Australia’s most enigmatic wine regions.

"It's hard to deny that Lenton Brae is a very high quality producer... firmly in the upper echelon of Margaret River blue chip producers." Mike Bennie, Winefront