The various blocks across the Braemore vineyard were picked between the 27th of February and the 4th of February. The hand-picked fruit is run across our new state-of-the-art vibrating sorting table to ensure that only the absolute highest quality bunches get through to the press. The grapes are then whole-bunch pressed to minimise phenolics, and fermented with our specially selected neutral yeast to enhance the varietal purity. At the completion of the fermentation, the wine spent five weeks resting on its yeast lees prior to preparing for bottling in May.
Stylistically, the 2021 Braemore is more classically shaped than the last four warm dry vintages, and its concentration of bright aromatic fruit provides excellent current drinking as well as being a belter for the cellar.
The 2021 vintage is the 22nd consecutive bottling of Braemore Semillon under the Thomas Wines label.
Sourced from one of the Hunter Valley’s most celebrated Semillon vineyards, this wine displays an amazing iridescent green hue. The nose is greeted with an attractive 'tropical' lift and lime zest fruit characters which follow through to the palate with a succulent, vibrant fruit purity. The mouth-watering acidity provides impeccable balance and precision ensuring the wine can be enjoyed as a youngster, or cellared for 5 – 15+ years.