The wine displays lifted aromas of lemon and lime flavours. The palate is tightly structured with a crisp fresh citrus and a zesty persistent finish.
The grapes were hand-picked during the first week of February and were destemmed, but not crushed, before gentle basket pressing with the juice allowed to settle before fermetation in just nine French oak barriques (one new and eight seasoned). This was followed by seven months' barrel maturation in our cellars with regular lees stirring to enhance aroma and structure whilst building flavour complexity, depth and length.
Many priceless old vine Semillon vineyards are under threat in the Barossa, however in making this wine we have preserved an important part of the Barossa's heritage. 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.
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com