A blend of both Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is both racy and opulent. Semillon provides focus and restraint, while Sauvignon Blanc adds fragrance and substance.
A crisp and refreshing palate that tastes of lime, guava with passionfruit blended in. This wine has the hallmarks of flavour, length, elegance and texture with a sizzling citrus finish.
By creating a wine dominant in Semillon we have highlighted the strong citrus flavours, which are then complimented by the zesty and punchy aromatics of the Sauvignon Blanc. We’ve also introduced a small amount of Chardonnay to this blend to create more texture.
A colder, longer and wetter winter in 2016 delayed all stages of the growing season by 3-4 weeks, giving us one of the latest starts to vintage on record and similar to 1990 and 2009.
This is the vintage where quantity and quality appeared, especially for those who perceived and recognised that this was going to be a long and late vintage. Canopy management such as leaf and shoot removal early in the season provided exposure and airflow. This ensured perfectly ripened grapes with no disease pressure and pristine fruit flavours. The long hang time bought in red grapes with some of the highest tannin measurements we’ve seen, which augers well for the future.