Lenton Brae Pinot Blanc 2019
$ 29.00 incl. GST
|10% off any 12 bottles.||12 - 120||10 %|
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.
“Saline and nutty, almost a sake-like thing happening here, green pear and honey. It has some honey gloss, but feels nice and tight with flinty highlights to texture, a lemon juice in water sort of acidity, green herbs and watermelon rind, and plenty of oomph on the finish. A bit like Chardonnay, only different. It’s excellent.” 93 points, Gary Walsh, Winefront
Lenton Brae / Margaret River, Wa
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