Semillon traditionally was a variety that was often used in blends and not given the respect this age worthy variety deserves, not only in the Barossa but in Australia. We proudly retain and nurture our old Semillon vines planted in 1961 to produce a flavoursome single vineyard wine that showcases the age ability of this variety.
Due to La Nina conditions the Barossa region experienced one of its wettest & coolest Spring. This resulted in delayed budburst with the flow on effect on ripening and picking decisions, with Vintage being 3-4 weeks later than usual. Disease pressure was increased by the wet conditions and required diligent vineyard management. Although the season was challenging, our ongoing regenerative farming techniques have assisted with building resilient vines that continue to produce outstanding fruit. This was evident in the 2023 vintage with the winemakers talking about the wine being elegant and structured with depth and length of flavour.
The grapes from this old single vineyard were carefully hand harvested in the cool of the morning, destemmed and pressed to tank at a cold temperature to keep the juice as fresh as possible. The juice was then given time to cold settle, racked and warmed to 17 degrees before the yeast was added and fermentation took place. Minimal intervention from grape to glass ensures the flavours and characters in the wine reflect the vineyard from which they came.
APPEARANCE: The palest of silvery green.
BOUQUET: Lemongrass, Thai basil and freshly cut pineapple. Very fresh and fruity.
PALATE: A taut zippy linear focussed palate with fresh, crisp mouth-watering lemony acidity on the finish. Thoroughly refreshing.
FOOD MATCH: A delicious pairing with fresh seafood but will also cut through the richness of roast pork, the acidity refreshes the palate.
ACCOLADES: Gold 95 points at the Barossa Wine Show.
Region: Barossa Valley