Franklin Tate Estates Tate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2021
The prefect partner to seafood, spicy Asian dishes or white meats.
Blend: 58% Semillon 42% Sauvignon Blanc
Located in the South West of Western Australia in the world-famous Margaret River region. Internationally recognized as one of Australia’s top growing regions for savory but supple reds and crisp wines of character and flavor – Margaret River is situated in a unique spot on the most western tip of Australia. Surrounded by two oceans – the Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean – Margaret River is stunningly beautiful. For the vineyards it is an exquisite environment – warm sunny mornings and cool afternoon breezes provide the best aspects of both warm and cool climates.
The Franklin Tate family believes this is the greatest wine region in Australia. John Tate along with his wife Toni and son Franklin, first went down to Margaret River to plant their first grapes in 1974. Over time John and Toni passed down a passion for growing and making Margaret River wine onto Franklin. In 2021, Franklin decided to expand his passion and tell his story, and the story of his parents, by founding Franklin Tate Estates. As he takes the knowledge and enthusiasm passed down to him, while he carves out his own path.
Committed to making wines of exceptional standing, redolent in character and truly expressive of the ‘terroir’ of the Margaret River wine region. FTE Director of Winemaking is Frederique Perrin. Formerly with LVMH, and most recently Cape Mentelle, she has travelled around the world making wine that truly represents the appellations from which the derive.
They are excited at the wines they are making, but in true modesty believe that the best is yet to come.
Home to some of Australia’s most elegant and long-lived red and white wines, Margaret River is situated in the farthest reaches of Western Australia. Relatively warm and dry, the region is cooled by breezes from the Indian Ocean. Margaret River takes some inspiration from Bordeaux, producing top-quality Cabernet Sauvignons and Bordeaux Blends with firm structure, mouthwatering acidity, balanced alcohol and notes of herbs and spice. For white wines, refreshing blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon as well as complex, age-worthy Chardonnays are regional specialties.
Sometimes light and crisp, other times rich and creamy, Bordeaux White Blends typically consist of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Often, a small amount of Muscadelle or Sauvignon Gris is included for added intrigue. Popularized in Bordeaux, the blend is often mimicked throughout the New World. Somm Secret—Sauternes and Barsac are usually reserved for dessert, but they can be served before, during or after a meal. Try these sweet wines as an aperitif with jamón ibérico, oysters with a spicy mignonette or during dinner alongside hearty Alsatian sausage.