The Château Old Vine Semillon 2012
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Tasting Notes

The nose shows lifted aromas of citrus fruits and lemon butter with a hint of vanilla from partial wild yeast and barrel fermentation and maturation.

The palate is delicate, yet intense, with great line and length finishing with a natural and refreshing acidity.

Winemaking

Picked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceded a long, cool fermentation averaging 14°C.

A small portion (5%) of the Semillon was fermented in new French oak using a wild yeast to give added complexity and structure to the wine.

Reviews
91 Points & Special Value
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
From a single vineyard in the Bethany area, and cleverly made in the 'new' Barossa Valley style created by Peter Lehmann winemaker Andrew Wigan. Crisp and crunchy, it gains lemon/lime fruit power as it moves across the palate and into the aftertaste.
90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
“Lemon barley, hay, fresh citrus. Juicy, slightly sweet, lemon and lime, touch of vanilla, gentle texture, some pithy bitterness on the finish. Some sweet and sour flavours… a Very Good Drink.”
91 Points & Special Value
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
From a single vineyard in the Bethany area, and cleverly made in the 'new' Barossa Valley style created by Peter Lehmann winemaker Andrew Wigan. Crisp and crunchy, it gains lemon/lime fruit power as it moves across the palate and into the aftertaste.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Semillon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
August 2012
% ALCOHOL
10.5 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
4.2g/L
ACIDITY
7.40g/L
pH
2.97
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Tasting Notes

The nose shows lifted aromas of citrus fruits and lemon butter with a hint of vanilla from partial wild yeast and barrel fermentation and maturation.

The palate is delicate, yet intense, with great line and length finishing with a natural and refreshing acidity.

Winemaking

Picked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceded a long, cool fermentation averaging 14°C.

A small portion (5%) of the Semillon was fermented in new French oak using a wild yeast to give added complexity and structure to the wine.

Reviews
91 Points & Special Value

Score: 91 Points & Special Value
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
From a single vineyard in the Bethany area, and cleverly made in the 'new' Barossa Valley style created by Peter Lehmann winemaker Andrew Wigan. Crisp and crunchy, it gains lemon/lime fruit power as it moves across the palate and into the aftertaste.

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
“Lemon barley, hay, fresh citrus. Juicy, slightly sweet, lemon and lime, touch of vanilla, gentle texture, some pithy bitterness on the finish. Some sweet and sour flavours… a Very Good Drink.”

91 Points & Special Value

Score: 91 Points & Special Value
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
From a single vineyard in the Bethany area, and cleverly made in the 'new' Barossa Valley style created by Peter Lehmann winemaker Andrew Wigan. Crisp and crunchy, it gains lemon/lime fruit power as it moves across the palate and into the aftertaste.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2009 |  2010 |  2011 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Semillon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
August 2012
% ALCOHOL
10.5 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
4.2g/L
ACIDITY
7.40g/L
pH
2.97

 

 

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