Limited Release

2020 DJL Semillon


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The DJL Semillon bears testimony to the pedigree of our Lagan Estate vineyard which was planted in 1977. This limited Cellar Door release is a single vineyard wine, and only produced in exceptional years. Expect a vibrant zesty wine with wonderful purity of fruit brimming with bright citrus, quince and dried herbs.

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Margaret River
Average Winter rainfall followed by a warm/dry Spring set up an early start to the growing season. Fruit set was variable, resulting in lower yields across most varieties. The warm summer daytime temperatures combined with low yields saw harvest begin very early, at the end of January (one of our earliest ever) and all whites were harvested before the end of February. An incredible display of Marri blossom meant bird pressure was practically non-existent in the first half of vintage, and a short rain event after the white harvest offered some respite setting up the reds perfectly. Warm conditions continued throughout March, with all of the reds being harvested by the first week of April, our earliest ever harvest completion. In summary, 2020 will be remembered as an excellent vintage in Margaret River.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with slight green tinge.
The vibrant bouquet displays zesty citrus, grapefruit and lemon-thyme with lime blossom and hay characters in the background.
Medium bodied, the palate offers a wonderful purity of fruit and is brimming with varietal expression. Bright citrus, quince and dried herbs combine with hints of lemon sorbet and spice producing a focussed wine - fine boned and talcy in structure, finishing crisp, clean and dry.
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The fruit was crushed, destemmed and chilled before a very gentle pressing, with only free-run juice used. The settled, clean juice was then fermented at 15°C in tank using an aromatic yeast strain to retain fresh varietal characteristics. After fermentation, the wine was periodically lees stirred in tank for several months to add texture, and bottled soon after, capturing the liveliness of its youth.