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2020 Dry White Wine No. 1
Lime juice, wintergreen, green apple and white blossom. Bright green apple crunch and lime citrus from the Semillon, Chardonnay brings some greater middle palate weight and a softness from maturation in neutral oak barrels. The bright lime acidity driving the palate length.
Both Semillon and Chardonnay were hand harvested, chilled in a cool room overnight and whole bunch pressed. This gives us the finest juice with minimal phenolics or grip. Fermentation in old oak barrels lending weight and texture.
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia.
Varietals: A white blend of 80% Semillon and 20% Chardonnay.
Vines: 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.
Cellaring: 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.
Vintage 2020: A challenging year began with unstable weather during flowering resulting in poor fruit set. A dry summer followed with devastating bushfires in many viticultural regions but lucky for us, the Yarra Valley was spared this time. Late January brought a drop in temperature and regular rainfall. The wines from 2020 have a lot of grace, a cooler season and light crops presents in their fragrance, medium weight and bright acid line.
Analysis: ALC: 12.5%
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