The Three Lions wines are 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 (reigned 1189–1199), son of King Henry II of England (reigned 1154–1189), and grandson of Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou.
This wine is pale lemon in colour with aromas of tropical and stone fruits, gooseberry and subtle herbaceous notes. On the palate are flavours of guava, ripe white nectarine and a slate-like minerality. The delicate acidity provides a crisp, dry finish.
Medium straw yellow in colour, this wine carries aromas of ripe stone fruit, including white peach and nectarine, mingled with lifted notes of sweet cashew nut. The palate is fruit-forward and intense, with subtle oak flavours providing a nice textural component to the natural cool climate acid backbone. Minimal malolactic fermentation ensures the wine retains a taughtness and freshness throughout.