2017 Magnolia Blanc
100% Semillon - Magnolia Road Vineyard, Vine Vale, Barossa Valley
2140 bottles filled
Dry Farmed, Single Vineyard
No Fining. No Filtration
The Magnolia Road Vineyard, Vine Vale Semillon is from three separate plantings - 1941, 1971 and 1975. The 3 blocks lie between 310-330 metres above sea level and the vineyard run organically with the use of sheep to graze through winter. The vines grow in deep sands at the foot of Mengler's Hill derived from the granitic parent rock sitting in the gullies above. The fruit was handpicked over five separate days, barrel fermented and aged in French oak for 15 months.
The wine is a mix of lemon sorbet and green apple with an oyster shell like minerality interwoven with soft, waxy, golden textures. A seam of beautiful natural acid tails off to a long finish full of mouthwatering vitality. The Blanc has immediate drinkability but also long term ageing ability, an inherent trait of Semillon.