Limited Release

2021 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. Bright citrus, quince and dried herbs combine with hints of lemon sorbet and spice producing a focussed wine.

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Viticulture

Semillon
2021
Margaret River
We had a great Summer leading up to vintage, although a rain event about a week or so before the start of harvest lead to some unusually humid conditions (for Margaret River at least). Careful fruit selection in some vineyards was required as a result of the humidity, despite experiencing good weather during the white harvest. The end of the whites saw a bit more rain, which was then followed by fine weather for the rest of March setting up the Cabernets nicely. In summary 2021 was a more challenging season than usual, however the extra work in the vineyard ultimately paid dividends with some wonderfully elegant wines being produced as a result. 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.

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.

Winemaking

12.8%
750ml
3.10
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.