Organic Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018SEMIL18 $38.00
Organic and Biodynamic grapes, coming from ‘forgotten’ 25 year old vines in the Wairau Valley. Occasionally given the role as a bit part player in some top Sauvignon bottlings, Semillon has largely become extinct in the region, and we feel it deserves to play the leading role. The Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc (60% : 40%) were pressed directly together into a concrete egg, where the blend undertook a slow, natural fermentation and remained aging on lees for 12 months.
The wine has a wonderful combination of both greener and riper fruits - melon, greengage and some ripe herbal notes, and the palate has both a great structure and body, yet is pulled back by a tightly knitted, fine acidity.
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