Plantagenet Wines recieved two Gold Medals in the recent Scoop magazine tasting.
See below for the reviews and scores.
Plantagenet 2012 Riesling 94pts – Gold Medal
This was star of the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia with three trophies, including wine of the show, and marks a return to form for Plantagenet Riesling. It has intense lime blossom aromatics, lemon-lime flavours with a hint of Granny Smith apples, seamless structure and dry chalky acid to finish. Long, deep and classy.
Plantagenet 2010 Shiraz 93pts – Gold Medal
In most years, you can expect this to be one of the state’s finest shiraz. This vintage is bright with peppery, savoury, briary characters on the nose and palate, and hints of blueberry, mint and spice. A firm tannin backbone is balanced by smooth fleshiness.
Plantagenet Wines, maker of internationally recognised wines from the Great Southern region of Western Australia, now have two more aromatic wines from the 2012 vintage to add to the new Omrah range: the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and 2012 Rosé.
With consumers beginning to look for lighter styles of wine, the addition of a Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and a dry Rosé were a natural extension to the Omrah range. Both of these wines capture the essence of the Omrah brand through contemporary winemaking styles and packaging. Market research shows continuing category growth in the classic Western Australian blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon and the rapid consumer acceptance of dry savoury style Rosé.
Priced at $18.99 and with a fresh new look, the Omrah range showcases the very best of cool-climate wines from the Great Southern region. Winemaker Cath Oates notes “These wines really demonstrate what Omrah is all about – they are easy drinking wines, great with food and really speak of the type of wine being made in the Great Southern region. Coming into summer this is the style that a lot of wine consumers are looking for. The wines are crisp, fresh and bursting with flavour”.
Omrah Great Southern Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012
“The combination of the two varieties, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon allows for the winemaker to create a wine that has many facets, with Sauvignon Blanc giving perfume and tropical fruits, while the Semillon provides notes of citrus and provides the backbone of the wine with its fine acidity, a character best expressed in cooler regions.”
Cath Oates – Winemaker
Omrah Great Southern Rosé 2012
“In the 2012 vintage we decided to use our Tempranillo grapes to produce our Rosé, specifically as it has a lovely fragrance, red fruit characters and a higher natural acidity to give the wine focus and freshness. It’s a dry style with vibrant red cherry aromas and notes of strawberry and raspberry. This juicy wine has mouth filling fruit flavours from the inclusion of the Shiraz, a savoury edge and a refreshingly tight finish.”
Cath Oates – Winemaker