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Aroma: An intriguing wine with a fruit salad of aromas: crisp red apple, tangy pineapple and luscious peach. The palate dominated by lemon citrus zest and fleshed out with white peach. A textural wine with weight and length driven by an acid tang that would stand up to a variety of food pairings.
Palate: The palate dominated by lemon citrus zest and fleshed out with white peach. A textural wine with weight and length driven by an acid tang that would stand up to a variety of food pairings.
Hand harvested and crushed for some skin contact for flavour and texture. Basket pressed, primary fermentation and malolactic fermentation in old oak barrels lending weight and generosity. Bottled via gravity without filtration.
Varietals: 87% Semillon and 13% Chardonnay
Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)
Season: 2012 in the Yarra Valley will go down as one of those exceptional vintages where all varieties achieved excellent quality. The resulting 2012 wines are beautifully balanced and integrated as young wines with the finesse and longevity that you’ve come to expect from this iconic vineyard.
Vines: Fruit for this wine was sourced exclusively from a 20 year old dry grown vineyard south of Underhill Vineyard, slightly higher in elevation. A Bordeaux inspired white blend of 87% Semillon and 13% Chardonnay
Cellaring: Has sufficient generosity & texture to be approachable as a young wine but will reward careful cellaring for 15+ years.