The Château Old Vine Semillon 2014
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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
93 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
From 70 something year old vines planted in the sub-region of Bethany. Lemon butter, lime, cut fennel, flowers and herbs. Juicy mouthful of lime and lemon with a gentle honey flavour lending a smooth gloss, but it’s tight and long though the mouth, with chalk and pebble texture in the finish. Delightful. Strong recommendation to give it a run. Rated:                   93 Points Drink:                    2015 - 2022
Six Nations Wine Challenge 2015

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Semillon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5 %
ACIDITY
6.61g/L
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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
93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
From 70 something year old vines planted in the sub-region of Bethany. Lemon butter, lime, cut fennel, flowers and herbs. Juicy mouthful of lime and lemon with a gentle honey flavour lending a smooth gloss, but it’s tight and long though the mouth, with chalk and pebble texture in the finish. Delightful. Strong recommendation to give it a run. Rated:                   93 Points Drink:                    2015 - 2022

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2009 |  2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Semillon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11.5 %
ACIDITY
6.61g/L

 

 

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