Semillon 2016 Limited Release
Vibrant yellow. Ripe varietal Semillon fruit with lime peel, citrus blossom, and a hint of
freshly bailed straw. A vibrant fresh wine with grassy and citrus fruit characters up front and
crisp acidity across the palate. Subtle barrel fermentation characters provide depth and texture with seamless oak integration supporting the elegant Semillon fruit.
The fruit was harvested in the early morning with only a light pressings fraction. The ferment was initiated in stainless steel and transferred to 3 and 4 year old French oak puncheons for completion. The wine was matured in oak for a further 9 months before bottling.
Favourable vintage conditions in 2016 enabled us to produce some excellent white wines with intensity of flavour and great depth of varietal fruit. With superb balance and integrated flavours, we believe this wine will continue to develop in bottle for five to ten years. A versatile food wine, try pairing with a zesty lemon seafood risotto.
"Rutherglen’s continental climate is ideal for the production of Semillon. We aim for a balanced style, with varietal grassy notes, ripe citrus fruits and balancing oak." - Colin Campbell