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|Grape Variety||100% Semillon|
|Vineyard Soils||Loam over clay (Nuriootpa)|
|Vine Age||Semillon planted 1961|
Semillon is the workhorse variety, not only for the Barossa but for Australia. It never ceases to amaze us how many wineries balk at labelling a wine Semillon, and prefer to call it “Classic Dry White” or something to that effect. Kaesler Semillon reflects some of Reid Bosward’s winemaking past. He cut his teeth at Tyrrells, had a stint in the Graves, and then finally settled in the Barossa.
Fruit was hand picked early in the morning to avoid the heat. Champagne pressed then the juice naturally settled and fermented warm with natural yeast for regional definition and texture. No fining. Light filtration.
Clear pale straw.
Solid nose. Fresh cut grass, lime preserve, wet slate, young mandarin and mangos.
Youthful with clean-cut acid. Lime pith, lemon and zesty flavours.
A style that is tasty when young, but will also offer some interest as it ages. Be brave, stick it in the cellar for 10+ years.
94 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2014