Magnolia Road, Vine Vale Semillon 100%
2730 bottles filled
The 2015 Blanc, Vine Vale Semillon is from our Magnolia Road estate vineyard. Three separate blocks planted in 1941, 1971 and 1975 contribute to the wine . All three blocks are hand pruned, bunch thinned, handpicked and hand sorted. The vineyard is run organically with the use of sheep to graze through winter and undervine mechanical knifing and mowing through Spring and Summer. The vines grow in deep alluvial sands derived from granitic parent rock from the hills above that have eroded over millions of years. These sands contribute purity, complexity and a seam of beautiful natural acid to the resulting wine. The fruit was handpicked, twice hand sorted, whole bunch basket pressed and barrel fermented on full lees in 100% seasoned French oak hogsheads. All ferments underwent natural fermentation and the wine bottled with no fining or filtration. The Blanc is full of vitality with lemon, lemon sorbet and citrus peel characters along with a fine mineral finish.