Pierro Ltc Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011
The Margaret River produces some of the finest blends of Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc in Australia & this creamy delight from Pierro evokes plenty of smiles with its mmmm factor. The ‘Ltc’ stands for ‘Little Touch of Chardonnay’, just as the ‘Ltcf’ in the Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend stands for ‘Little Touch of Cabernet Franc’. Pierro’s Chardonnay is one of the finest from the Margaret & lends a sense of elegance to the lively mix.
While finely grained, Ltc is not totally about texture as there is plenty of fruit. With a dollop of cream, there is fresh grapefruit & lemon citrus fruit hinting at peachy ripeness and countered by a whiff of herb savouriness. The deft addition of that Chardonnay continues to round out the shape of the mouth – no puckering here.
There is something very seductive in the fine silkiness of this wine that lasts along the entire length thanks to the refreshingly natural acid. Particularly after the almost frenetic pace of Summer, this fineness will go a long way to soothing those fraught senses. A great wine for a warm Autumn afternoon or pairing with a supper of wild mushroom & chestnut soup.
Distribution: on-line, fine restaurants & cellar door.