Region: Clare Valley
Bottle size: 750 mL
The Clare Valley is not often considered for producing great Semillon, but we beg to differ and this wine proves our sentiment entirely. In fact amongst our team it is highly regarded as one of the Clare Valley’s hidden gems, with exceptional ageing potential and may be cellared for a decade with confidence. This aromatic wine has great balance, stunning textural character and generous flavour. Fermentation in new French oak hogsheads has added complexity to the herbaceous and stone fruit characters of the pristine Semillon fruit. The palate is creamy and rich thanks to extended lees contact and has a long lingering crisp finish without residual sweetness.
Following crushing and must chilling, the juice was left in contact with its skins for 12 hours in the press to maximise fruit flavour extraction. All pressings juice was retained and has been utilised in this blend to enhance wine texture. Fermentation was conducted in new French oak barrels and then stored for a further 8 months on lees. The winemaking team conducted routine tastings throughout the storage period until the wine had the perfect balance of oak, fruit and texture. The wine was then removed from oak, fined and filtered in preparation for bottling in mid-2020.
It has diverse food compatibility—in particular with seafood and pasta.