2023 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2023 – an excellent white wine vintage, typified by good yields and a dry, mild ripening period resulting in flavoursome, aromatic wines.
Varietals (%’s): 53% Semillon; 37% Sauvignon Blanc; 10% Chardonnay
Appearance: Brilliant, pale straw with green highlights.
Aroma: Fresh & vibrant aromatics of lemon blossom, jasmine, guava, pear and white nectarine overlay subtle savoury notes of fresh herbs and green olive.
Palate: A textured and balanced style showing perfumed lift of citrus blossom and lime zest, combined with body and mouthfeel garnered from partial barrel fermentation and maturation on lees. Savoury notes of coastal herbs and fresh rocket add complexity while a punchy, saline acid line ensures a crisp, dry and refreshing finish.
Oak Detail: The Sauvignon Blanc portion of the blend was fermented and matured in a combination of new and seasoned French oak, while the Semillon was fermented cool in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness and aromatics. A good lick of Chardonnay adds weight, power and mouthfeel, while maturation on ferment lees contributes to texture and overall complexity.
Cellaring: Ready for immediate drinking and will continue to drink well over the next 4-5 years.
Food Pairing: Drink with squid with chilli & basil.
Alcohol Volume: 12.5%
Acidity: pH 3.21; TA 7.0g/L
Residual Sugar: 1.0g/L