Region: Yarra Valley Grapes:75% Semillon, 25% Chardonnay First Glance: Refreshing, Age-worthy, Zingy, Floral
The Wine: Fruit for this wine was sourced from a dry grown block south of Underhill Vineyard, slightly higher in elevation. A Bordeaux inspired white blend of Semillon and Chardonnay. Both Semillon and Chardonnay were hand harvested, chilled in a cool rom overnight and whole bunch pressed. This provides the finest juice with minimal phenolics or grip. Fermentation in old oak barrels lending weight and texture.
Lime juice, wintergreen, nashi pears and white blossom. Green pear crunch and lemony citrus characteristics from the Semillon, Chardonnay brings some greater middle palate weight and a softness from maturation in neutral oak barrels. A green apple tang driving the acidity and palate length.
A bright and refreshing young wine on a summer’s day, all zingy and zesty. The real beauty here will come from some cellar maturation. The magic of Semillon will shape this with time into a toasty and deeply layered mature wine. Rewarding careful cellaring for up to 10 years.