• Vigneron-Centenarian-Semillon


The Vigneron Platinum | Centenarian Semillon

Exclusive to Cellar Door, these wines come from unique parcels of fruit. They are refined and elegant, and very limited.

Earlier wines in this range which are no longer available included:-

The Vigneron 2008 Barossa and Eden Valley Shiraz [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2008 1890's Block Shiraz [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2009 Seven Barrels Shiraz [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2009 Chardonnay [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2010 Nebbiolo [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2010 The Natural Shiraz [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2011 Wild Ferment Pinot Gris [tasting note]

wine notes

2015 Centenarian Semillon

The Fruit:

The 2015 Vigneron Platinum Centenarian Semillon is the first release for this label from a sensational Semillon vintage. Sourced from the Zerk Family Vineyard, a single block of 101 year old Semillon vines just outside of Lyndoch. These precious old vines are among the first Semillon plantings in the Barossa and have miraculously survived for over a century.

The Winemaking:

Handpicked into 200kg crates, the fruit was chilled and whole bunch pressed to minimise skin contact. The wine was then cool fermented in stainless steel tanks before being matured on yeast lees for 4 months. A perfect growing season leading into careful hand harvesting and gentle processing, coupled with the use of the most neutral wine yeast available, combine to produce a wine that perfectly preserves and embodies the exceptional natural flavours and characters of this remarkable fruit.


2015 Centenarian Semillon

The Comments:

Almost luminescent in appearance, this wine is pale yet almost neon green with platinum highlights. Aromas of lemon curd and fresh lime, topped with herbaceous notes of freshly cut grass, burst from the glass. The palate is beautifully structured with a rich mid-palate that abounds with intense flavours of lemon curd, kaffir lime and basil sorbet, and zesty acidity that delivers exceptional length and persistence of flavour with a slate like minerality on the finish. A long and elegant wine that is refreshing and vibrant in its youth, this wine is built to age as well as the vines it comes from – maybe not for a century, but patient cellaring for the next 10 to 12 years will be handsomely rewarded.

awards and reviews

2015 Centenarian Semillon


  • Bronze | 2016 Royal Queensland Wine Show

tasting notes

2015 Centenarian Semillon