Fonts Pool Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2008 (Manjimup, WA)
I’ve got qutie fond memories of Fontys Pool – having stayed at Fontys Pool as part of our Great Southern Trip 08/09, ending up at the well situated Fontys Pool Caravan Park (after a surprisingly lacklustre visit to the truffle farm).
Located in the rolling hills of Manjimup, Fonty’s Pool was named after a local landowner (‘Fonty’) whom dammed up a natural spring to create the first ‘Manji’ town pool almost 80 years ago. The pool is still a focal point for the region, drawing people in from all over the place on a hot summers day. Fontys Pool – the vineyard – is over 100 hectares in size and is situated along side the pool itself, sandwiched between the caravan park and prime local orchards (great apples).
Previously I have found the Fontys Pool wines to be quite variable in nature, particularly the reds which seem to struggle with proper ripeness. No such qualms here though.
The Fontys Pool Sauv Blanc Sem is almost water green in colour and looks very youthful indeed. The nose is perfect – herbal, green and pungent, with some deeper kiwi & grapefruit sitting underneath. The palate is searingly dry, crisp and long, tingling with citrussy acidity and just a hint of greenness, finishing slightly tart but impressively long and lingering.
I really like this – a great version of this classic style at a brilliant price. 18.4