'150 Year Old Vines' Semillon 2017
Tasting Notes

Honey, Lemon, Grapefruit and hints of pineapple on the nose. Lively, fresh citrus and stonefruit on the fleshy palate with clean, fresh acidity on a long lingering finish. A seamless wine of fine acid structure and intense varietal flavours driving the length on the palate. 

Winemaking

The grapes were hand picked, hand sorted and gently basket pressed before fermentation in just eight seasoned French oak barrels

This is followed by six months’ barrel maturation in our cellars with regular lees stirring to enhance aroma and structure whilst building flavor complexity. 

In keeping with our non-interventionalist winemaking style we have not fined this wine. 

Vinification

The Barossa is home to some of the world’s oldest ungrafted Semillon vines and the grapes for this wine are from an ancestor vineyard in the renowned Light Pass sub-region. The low yielding ‘Barossa Ancestor Vines’ were planted more than 150 years ago, even before the time construction of the Château itself began. 

* Only 3050 bottles produced

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2019
Given the age of the vines, due respect so hand-picked and sorted fruit, basket pressed and aged 6 months in seasoned French oak with regular batonnage. Brilliant pale straw; pure flavours of lemon barley water, grapefruit and pith, some texture but really, the razor- sharp acidity pierces its way forcefully through the middle of this ultra-fresh wine. Drink By 2030
93 Points
Review by: James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
This is greener tinged, grassy and shows some nettle leaf and lemon on the nose. It comes with some brisk acidity, and is really crunchy and taut. Core strength here. 

 

Other Vintages
2014 |  2015 |  2018 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
White
BOUQUET
Lemon, Spice and Beeswax aromas.
PALATE
Lemon-barley, cashew and nougat notes.
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Semillon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11%
MATURATION
Six months barrel maturation with lees stirring.
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Tasting Notes

Honey, Lemon, Grapefruit and hints of pineapple on the nose. Lively, fresh citrus and stonefruit on the fleshy palate with clean, fresh acidity on a long lingering finish. A seamless wine of fine acid structure and intense varietal flavours driving the length on the palate. 

Winemaking

The grapes were hand picked, hand sorted and gently basket pressed before fermentation in just eight seasoned French oak barrels

This is followed by six months’ barrel maturation in our cellars with regular lees stirring to enhance aroma and structure whilst building flavor complexity. 

In keeping with our non-interventionalist winemaking style we have not fined this wine. 

Vinification

The Barossa is home to some of the world’s oldest ungrafted Semillon vines and the grapes for this wine are from an ancestor vineyard in the renowned Light Pass sub-region. The low yielding ‘Barossa Ancestor Vines’ were planted more than 150 years ago, even before the time construction of the Château itself began. 

* Only 3050 bottles produced

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2019
Given the age of the vines, due respect so hand-picked and sorted fruit, basket pressed and aged 6 months in seasoned French oak with regular batonnage. Brilliant pale straw; pure flavours of lemon barley water, grapefruit and pith, some texture but really, the razor- sharp acidity pierces its way forcefully through the middle of this ultra-fresh wine. Drink By 2030

93 Points
Review by: James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
This is greener tinged, grassy and shows some nettle leaf and lemon on the nose. It comes with some brisk acidity, and is really crunchy and taut. Core strength here. 

 

Other Vintages
2014 |  2015 |  2018 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
White
BOUQUET
Lemon, Spice and Beeswax aromas.
PALATE
Lemon-barley, cashew and nougat notes.
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Semillon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
11%
MATURATION
Six months barrel maturation with lees stirring.

 

 

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