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.
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.
Review by: Winestate
Review by: Michael Southern, Pittwater Life