375ml Dessert Wine; Sweet & Luscious!
Awards & Accolades: 90 pts James Halliday
- Vintage: 2009
- Region: Riverina
- Variety: Semillon
- Case Size: 12
- Alcohol: 11%
- Bottle Size:375ml
About: 375ml Dessert Wine; A sweet and luscious wine to be enjoyed with blue cheese or puddings like Sticky orange marmalade cake.
Viticulture: The Semillon grapes were left on the vine for approximately 2-3 months longer than normal to allow for development of the botrytis cinerea mould.
Wine making: Hand picked and cold soaked for 24 hours. The juice was then racked, warmed and inoculated with a yeast strain capable of tolerating high sugar levels and enhancing fruit flavours.Fermentation occured in new and used French Troncais and Allier Oak to balance the sugar and alcohol level desired for this style. Once the required aging and oak integration had been reached, the wine was pumped out of barrel, blended, then lightly fined and stabilized prior to gentle filtration before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Floral aromas with citrus marmalade, dried apricot and spices with nuances of crème brulee and toffee. This is an unctuous wine, bursting with luscious citrus, marmalade and mandarin flavours, with a fresh, zesty finish.