You will receive one wonderful bottle of 750ml Three Lions - Great Southern Sauvignon Blanc. A truly brilliant 98% Sauvignon Blanc , 2% Semillon now available in the European market. This wine is pale lemon in colour with intense aromas of tropical and stone fruits, lemon blossom and fresh herbs. On the palate, it is vibrant with ripe lemon, grapefruit and white peach notes. A subtle textural element adds weight while refreshing natural acidity provides focus and leads to a crisp, lingering finish. Plantagenet’s total 126 hectares of vineyard have been carved out of the region’s distinctive Marri soils, named after the massive native Marri, or Red Gum, trees that grow here. The soils are gravelly loams with good drainage over a base of clay, sand or the ironstone rock, ensuring that the vines are not over-watered or over-fertilised, thus allowing for optimal fruit concentration. The Three Lions wines are new from Plantagenet. The name Plantagenet was given to the shire in Western Australia by early English settlers, and was adopted by the winery when it was established in 1974. The arms of the Gules family, who later became the Plantagenet dynasty, were three lions passant guardant, termed colloquially “the arms of England”. They were first adopted by King Richard the Lionheart (1189-1199) Fruit was machine harvested early morning and gently pressed to tank. Clear juice was fermented cool to retain freshness and aromatics for 48 hours. Fermentation took place primarily in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 14-15°C, with a small proportion in old large format oak adding subtle complexity.