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.
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.
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
Review by: Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2019
Review by: James Suckling, jamessuckling.com