The Château Old Vine Semillon 2009
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Tasting Notes
The nose shows lifted aromas of citrus fruits and lemon butter with a hint of vanilla from part barrel fermentation and maturation. The palate has great intensity and length with added texture from the wild ferment and a perfectly balanced natural and refreshing acidity ensuring the wine can be drunk now or cellared over the mid - term.
Winemaking

Handpicked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceeded a long, cool fermentation averaging 14°C.
A portion of the Semillon was fermented in French oak using a wild yeast to give added complexity and structure to the wine.

Vinification

This unique single vineyard wine from the Vine Vale sub-region shows all the purity, power and depth that can be achieved from eighty year old vines.
The 2009 vintage provided us with beautiful fruit at our preferred, more modest, sugar levels. Excellent natural acidity along with an intense aromatic fruit profile.

Reviews
★★★★ Stars
Review by: Winestate
New release Tasting - Top in Category
Great Quality
Review by: Michael Southern, Pittwater Life
Chateau Tanunda has undergone quite a transformation in recent years, a fact recognised by the South Australian winning ten Gold Medals at the recent wine show in Berlin. Among its recent releases is its 2009 Old Vine Semillon, with fruit coming from 80 year old vines. It does not have the flintiness of a quality Hunter Semillon but certainly shows great quality having come from fruit with modest sugar levels. Lots of citrus on the nose with hints of vanilla from part barrel fermentation. It is a clean and crisp wine with some spice on the palate, hints of citrus and a very refreshing acidity. Drink now for a crisp fresh finish, or cellar for a year or two to see it develop some complexity. Michael Southern

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Semillon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
7.10 g/L
ACIDITY
6.97 g/L
pH
3.16
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Sold Out
Tasting Notes
The nose shows lifted aromas of citrus fruits and lemon butter with a hint of vanilla from part barrel fermentation and maturation. The palate has great intensity and length with added texture from the wild ferment and a perfectly balanced natural and refreshing acidity ensuring the wine can be drunk now or cellared over the mid - term.
Winemaking

Handpicked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceeded a long, cool fermentation averaging 14°C.
A portion of the Semillon was fermented in French oak using a wild yeast to give added complexity and structure to the wine.

Vinification

This unique single vineyard wine from the Vine Vale sub-region shows all the purity, power and depth that can be achieved from eighty year old vines.
The 2009 vintage provided us with beautiful fruit at our preferred, more modest, sugar levels. Excellent natural acidity along with an intense aromatic fruit profile.

Reviews
★★★★ Stars

Score: Stars
Review by: Winestate
New release Tasting - Top in Category

Great Quality

Score: Great Quality
Review by: Michael Southern, Pittwater Life
Chateau Tanunda has undergone quite a transformation in recent years, a fact recognised by the South Australian winning ten Gold Medals at the recent wine show in Berlin. Among its recent releases is its 2009 Old Vine Semillon, with fruit coming from 80 year old vines. It does not have the flintiness of a quality Hunter Semillon but certainly shows great quality having come from fruit with modest sugar levels. Lots of citrus on the nose with hints of vanilla from part barrel fermentation. It is a clean and crisp wine with some spice on the palate, hints of citrus and a very refreshing acidity. Drink now for a crisp fresh finish, or cellar for a year or two to see it develop some complexity. Michael Southern

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Semillon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
7.10 g/L
ACIDITY
6.97 g/L
pH
3.16
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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