Willow Bridge Dragonfly Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Geographe, WA)
12%, Screwcap, $17
These come from the oft forgotten Geographe region, an expansive part of WA known for its stonefruit (amongst other things), yet regarded as something of a ‘cheap wine engine room’ along with neighbouring region the Blackwood Valley.
As for this wine, it is a by-the-numbers Sauv blend save for a small amount of barrel fermentation.
It smells typical too, all cut grass and citrus nose in a fresh, early picked style. Palate is bright and sharp with freshness but also raw acidity, angular and hard to finish.
Fits the bill and certainly nice and fresh, if hardly ‘easy’ drinking.
Would I buy it? No.