The Château Old Vine Semillon 2013
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
95 Points & Special Value
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
The vines in question are over 70 years old, part of the wine wild yeast barrel-fermented. The outcome is Semillon of distinctive style and high quality; it has great drive and length, lemongrass and lemon zest to the fore, bright acidity giving length to the finish.

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Semillon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
4.4g/L
ACIDITY
6.61g/L
pH
3.01
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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
95 Points & Special Value

Score: 95 Points & Special Value
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
The vines in question are over 70 years old, part of the wine wild yeast barrel-fermented. The outcome is Semillon of distinctive style and high quality; it has great drive and length, lemongrass and lemon zest to the fore, bright acidity giving length to the finish.

 

Other Vintages
2009 |  2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Semillon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
4.4g/L
ACIDITY
6.61g/L
pH
3.01

 

 

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