2023 Vinework Semillon

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Vinework presents the opportunity to experience a seasonal voyage from the vineyard to the glass – from growth to creation. Crafted in celebration of the hours spent walking amongst the vines, watching, tending, tasting – connecting with our growers and the region’s land. This range welcomes you to walk alongside us on this unique passage through the vineyards, exploring the individual blocks and batches brought together to create this story—a colourful, textural tale of the season and the soils.

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Viticulture

Semillon (93%), Sauvignon Blanc (7%)
2023
Margaret River
The growing season began with a late budburst after a relatively cold winter with reasonable rainfall. The cool, wet spring which followed meant an extended flowering period for early bloomers, but with good fruit-set for most varieties. There was a complete lack of Marri blossom leading up to and during harvest which meant that bird pressure was extreme! The cool, late start to the growing season delayed ripening on most varieties, however the very dry, mild summer which followed offered perfect ripening conditions allowing fruit to retain wonderful natural acidity. All the fruit for this wine is estate grown on our Boodjidup, and Lagan vineyards in the Wallcliffe subregion of Margaret River.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with slight green tinge.
Aromatic bouquet exhibits a core of lemon-citrus fruits and fresh fig. A delicate perfume of hay and lemon myrtle leads to a pure varietal expression.
Lively and medium-bodied, offering zesty grapefruit pith, lemon sorbet and nashi pear. Purity of fruit is highlighted by a fine boned and talcy structure. Varietal characteristics are carried by a balanced natural acidity leading to a fleshy but dry finish.

Winemaking

12.3%
750ml
3.11
A majority of the blend was crushed, destemmed and chilled before a very gentle pressing, with only free-run juice used. The settled, clean juice was then fermented at 15oC in tank using an aromatic yeast strain. Racked off gross lees and matured in tank for a crisp, clean wine.

Professional Reviews

Gold Medal