Old Vine Semillon

Download Tasting Note:

Click here to download

Vintage2015
Alcohol12%

Other Vintages:

Grape Variety100% Semillon
Vineyard SoilsLoam over clay (Nuriootpa)
Vine AgeSemillon planted 1961
GIBarossa Valley
Summary

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.

Vinification

Fruit was hand-picked early in the morning to avoid the heat. Cold pressed then the juice naturally settled and fermented warm with natural yeast for regional definition and texture. No fining. Light filtration.

Colour

Light straw.

Nose

Citrus, mandarin and mineral notes.

Palate

Refreshing lemon lime zestiness with crisp acidity and a lingering finish.

Notes

The Hunter teaches you about acid, balance and respect for its more subtle characteristics, not to mention its ability to age. Graves teaches you how to work a style, literally adding the wine makers spin. The Barossa offers an opportunity that allows one to knits these lessons together, and come up with 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.

Purchase

2015 Old Vine Semillon