Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Yarra Valley Victoria
Most of the fruit to this wine is picked from the cooler, higher parcels, which express more tropical flavours than grapes from the valley floor. The component of Semillon in the cuvee contributes brightness and aromatic lift. The result is a fresh and lively nose of jasmine florals and lychee fruit, with a palate of crisp minerally acid, and persistance of flavour. The palate is crisp and steely, and drinking beautifully now.
Yarra Burn achieves an outstanding example of Sauvignon/ Semillon that reflects the fabulous strength of the local vineyards. Yarra Burn's fastidious approach to micro-viticulture produces exceptional white grapes with intense varietal characters. The vines here display excellent vigour, delivering good healthy grapes with crunchy fruit characters. Minimal skin contact combined with gentle pressing, natural cold settling, and fermentation in small tanks have enhanced and preserved the delicate fruit flavours of this wine. Cool fermentation temperatures with carefully selected yeasts, enhance and preserve the delicate fruit flavour, and racey, punchy qualities of the wine. Approx 12.0%
Light silvery/ green colour. Fresh cut lychee fruit on the nose, coupled with the exotic aromas of gooseberry and lime, balanced out with subtle spice and a slight grassiness. A sweet entry onto the palate is complimented with a very fine, minerally acid, allowing for a lovely, fresh, juicy mouthfeel. There's snow pea, beautifully fine textures, fresh citrus highlights, lemongrass and more gooseberry. Fresh and zingy, fine and delicate, there is good palate weight and sweetness of fruit, finishing with great length and complexity.