Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Clare Valley South Australia
Annies Lane can boast a long and distinguished history of conspicuous winemaking which dates back to 1863. There really was an Annie, she lived long ago, her legacy vines have been cultivated on both sides of her eponymous boulevard for a century and a half. To this day, mother nature continues to deliver a bounty of the finest fruit to Annie's Lane every year. A mostly Semillon wine with a component of Sauvignon Blanc, sourced from estate Clare Valley vineyards, fashioned into a refreshing and stylish wine at the Annies Lane wineworks.
Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from fine vineyards in Valley Clare. Sites are harvested with a view to capturing crisp varietal flavours and preserving good levels of refreshing acidity. Grapes are sorted into bins and sent to the press, crushed, drained and treated to a settling period which refreshes varietal characters and freshness of fruit. The most delicate free run juices are retained and transferred to fermenters for a cool, temperature controlled vinification. A small portion is matured in seasoned French oak barrels to add texture and complexity, while retaining the wine's fresh fruit character. Annies Lane is bottled promptly after completion following a racking for clarification, light fining and filtration.
Light straw, pale green hues. The nose shows the chalk aromas and steely tang of Semillon mingling with the fresh lifted tropical fruit and snow pea characters of Sauvignon Blanc. Vibrant flavours of grass and straw, a fine minerality, intense fruit characters come through on the palate, tight and elegant with a refreshingly dry finish. Clare Valley makes full bodied Semillon with good palate weight, Sauvignon Blanc adds a lovely touch of ripe tropical fruits.