Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Barossa Eden South Australia
Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc complement each other and coalesce into a delightful accord when made just right. A component of 5th Generation is sourced from two of the oldest plantings in Barossa Valley, vines up to a hundred years of age, these wonderful old sites yield a quality of Semillon endowed with exceptional intensity and charm. The supple richness of Semillon's delicate perfume mingles alluringly with the piquancy of Sauvignon Blanc. Treated to an extravagant mix of vinification techniques, the finished wine shows exquisite balance.
The Grant Burge team have selected harvests of Sauvignon Blanc from splendid Eden Valley vineyards on the basis of vibrancy and retention classic fruit profile. Sauvignon Blanc is crushed and de stemmed, Semillon is de stemmed and pressed, a portion as whole bunches. Components of Semillon are barrel fermented in seasoned French oak while treated to a course of lees stirring battonage. The balance of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc are vinfied for two months at low temperatures in fermenters to maximise the retention of fresh varietal flavours. The barrel ferments are matured on sedimentery lees, to impart additional texture and richness.
Lemon green hue. Lifted aromas of citrus and melon, delicately interwoven with subtle herbaceous notes. The palate is fresh and lively, ripe tropical fruit flavours, zesty lime and a soft creamy lemon curd finish. The time spent by Semillon on lees has rounded the palate, adding an extra dimension to the wine. 5th Generation is best enjoyed young, the perfect match to crustacea and fresh fishes.