• Benchmark-Semillon-Sauvignon-Blanc

Benchmark | Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Stylish wines from South Australia. Fruit-driven wine with excellent balance, to be enjoyed without years of cellaring.

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2014 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

The Fruit:

The majority of fruit for this wine is sourced from the premium regions of the Barossa and Eden Valley’s in South Australia. The Barossa experienced a cool, dry winter with below average rainfall which was further compounded by extremely windy conditions leading to some poor fruit set and smaller berry size. The resulting low crops and small berries ripened perfectly however giving rich, concentrated flavours and excellent acid retention. This classic blend is made up of 92% Semillon and 8% Sauvignon Blanc.

The Winemaking:

The grapes were picked using a combination of hand (20%) and machine (80%) harvesting. The hand harvested fruit was whole bunched pressed, while the machine harvested fruit was destemmed without crushing (Semillon) or crushed (Sauvignon Blanc) to expand flavour intensity. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks at approximately 10 degrees over a period of 21 days. 12% of the Semillon was fermented in old French oak to increase complexity. The wine was then matured on yeast lees until blending and bottling.

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2014 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

The Comments:

Pale straw in colour, this vibrant and fresh style of wine has been created using old-vine Barossa Semillon and cool climate Eden Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Richly perfumed, with intense aromas and flavours of citrus from the Semillon and tropical fruits and herbaceous characters from the Sauvignon Blanc, has resulted in a flavoursome, easy to drink refreshing style of wine. This food friendly blend of wine goes well with Thai style dishes.

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