Semillon Clare South Australia
Tim Adams knows about Clare Valley Semillon. He began his career as a cellarhand for the Stanley Wine Company, rising to the position of chief winemaker, he also worked under the tutelage of Mick Knappstein. Adams objective with Clare Valley Semillon is to retain its freshness and authenticity, for an aromatic wine of exquisite balance and generosity of flavour. Ferments in French oak infuse complexity into the grass and stonefruit character of Semillon.
The Tim Adams wineworks are located right at the heart of Valley Clare, along Warenda Road, not far from the Main North Road, about midway between the townships of Sevenhill and Clare. Harvests of Semillon grapes are selected off choice blocks on the Sheoak, Rogers and Fairfield Vineyards. Parcels are crushed and the juices left in contact with skins for twelve hours to maximize fruit flavour extraction. All pressings are retained and vinified for inclusion into the finished wine. Batches are vinified in a combination of fermenters and French oak barrels, components remain in oak for several months before being assembled and cold stabilized into the final wine.
A light, bright yellow hue. Citrus, mineral and vegetable bouquet with hints of dried florals, asparagus and pear. This aromatic wine has great balance and generous flavours so expressive of Clare Valley. French oak fermentation has added complexity to the grassy and stonefruit characters of the Semillon.