93 Points- James Halliday
92 Insider Points
The Bellarmine Sauvignon Blanc is a wonderful expression of the brisk, high acid New Zealand style mixed with the warmer climate Australian style, and it comes together in a delicious and well balanced way. Expect gooseberry, citrus and fresh cut grass with some passionfruit and kiwi notes that develop in the glass. The palate is complex and flavorful with more lemon/lime citrus and tropical fruit, supported by a stony minerality and a crisp and clean finish. Enjoy now through 2018. - DZ July 2016
Pemberton, Western Australia, Australia
Cheers, mate! We’ve got an ace of an Aussie wine for you in this boutique offering from down under. The 2012 Bellarmine Sauvignon Blanc has earned a whopping 93 points from famed wine reviewer and critic James Halliday. Bellarmine is a boutique winery tucked away in the southwest corner of Australia in Pemberton, and it has been designated a 5-star winery by the famed and well-respected critic. It’s very rare, indeed, to get your hands on a delicious 93-point wine that’s also affordable, but if you are lucky enough to find one for under ten bucks, grab as many as you can!
The 2012 Bellarmine Sauvignon Blanc is bright and fresh with aromas of gooseberry and citrus, with grassy with passionfruit notes that make your palate start salivating. Initially, this wine presents a complex palate of flavors ranging from citrus to more tropical fruit supported by minerality and a slightly creamy, clean finish.
This Sauvignon Blanc is bright, fresh and aromatic. A classic flavor of Sauvignon Blanc, more reminiscent of European styles than the new world, this wine will impress you with its slightly tropical flavors and mineral backbone. Almost oily and plush in your mouth, this wine has a clean, long finish. This Bellarmine is a dry, elegant, aromatic white wine.
Few Things to Know:
What captivates people about Sauvignon Blanc is its crispness, its citrusy zing, and its refreshing vivacity—all those qualities that make it one of the best wines for hot summer days. Warm places, like the southwestern coast of Australia, are known for softer, fruitier Sauvignon Blancs, with citrus-melon flavors and few herbal or grassy notes—and a softer vein of acidity, all of which you’ll find in this highly enjoyable import.
Sauvignon Blanc is a food-friendly wine that goes well with poultry, vegetable dishes, and many seafood dishes, including, yes we had to say it, grilled shrimp on the barbie.
Citrus and some lychee flavours with a subtle creamy texture achieved through batonage. Minerality and lively acidity giving a crisp clean finish.
In the early 1990s, German doctor and keen wine collector Willi Schumacher, and his wife Gudrun, started searching for a place in the world where extraordinary wines could be produced. Willi, who also has a strong interest in geology, was looking for a place with the right kind of environment to give the wines the unique expression of terroir that he envisaged. Their search led them to the beautiful region of Pemberton in the south-west of Australia, not far from the well-known Margaret River region. The Schumachers purchased a magnificent 220 hectare property bordering the Lefroy River, and named it 'Bellarmine' after a type of stoneware wine jug first produced in the 16th century in Germany.
The Bellarmine Vineyard was established in 2000, with just over 44,000 vines planted across 20 hectares. Some varieties planted were already familiar to the Pemberton region including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A pioneering crop of Riesling was also planted, along with Shiraz and Petit Verdot, a very old grape variety that originated in Bordeaux.
Since the first vintage in 2004 our wines have been consistently rated highly, receiving many awards and accolades. Bellarmine Wines has been rated a "red 5 star" winery (i.e. best of the best) by James Halliday and features in his "Top 100 Wineries 2015".
Food-friendly wine that goes well with poultry, vegetable dishes, and many seafood dishes, including, yes we had to say it, grilled shrimp on the barbie.