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Aravina Estate Semillon

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Light to medium lemon.

Nose: Aromas of fresh lemon and citrus zest with underlying lemon grass and vanillin spice.

Palate: The palate is dry with a lemon grass flavour. Light to medium-bodied, this wine is tightly structured and displays a vibrant citrus and yellow plum fruit intensity. The fruit is aptly supported by spicy French oak leading to a persistent finish.

Cellaring: Enjoy now or cellar for up to eight years.

Alcohol: 12.4%

Winemaking: The fruit for the 2014 barrel fermented Semillon was harvested on 18 February 2014. The fruit was machine harvested in the early hours of the morning during the coolest part of the day. The berries were promptly crushed and pressed and allowed to settle for four days. The clear juice was racked, warmed and inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Once the ferment was underway the wine was transferred to French oak barriques to complete fermentation. The wine was allowed nine months maturation in 40% new oak. The components were blended, fined and filtered before being sterile bottled.

Awards and Accolades

Silver Medal - Boutique Wine Awards 2015

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Aravina Estate Semillon

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James Halliday (2014 Vintage) says
Crushed and pressed, and allowed to settle for 4 days, clear juice was racked, and inoculated with a selected yeast strain, transferred to French (40% new) barriques to complete fermentation, then 9 months maturation. The oak impact is minimal in terms of flavour, crushed lemon leaves and lemongrass intermingle with crisp, crunchy acidity on the long palate. Give it time.
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