2010 Cirillo 1850 Old Vine Semillon

2010 Cirillo 1850 Old Vine Semillon

Region:Barossa Valley , SA

Producer:Cirillo

Quick Overview

A one of a kind wine from the world’s oldest Semillon vines.


RRP $35.00

$35.00

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Why You'll Love It

Along with Marco Cirillo’s famous old vine Grenache, this Cirillo 1850 Old Vine Semillon comes from what most agree to be the oldest Semillon vines in the world.

Making wine since the 1850’s is no mean feat and as Marco points out, demonstrates the obvious quality of this unique Light Pass single vineyard.

Marco picks and bottles this fruit very early, with the aim to retain acidity and freshness at a lower alcohol level. He wants to give the wine time in the bottle to develop into the beautiful, lemony, zesty, honeyed butterfly it is today.

The previous vintage received a whopping 95 points from James Halliday and this is another ripper.

Tiny volumes made as you’d expect but simply a must try for any lover of Semillon or those looking for a special piece of Australian wine history.

What It Tastes Like

“Grown from possibly the oldest Semillon vines in the world. This wine shows a classic Semillon nose of lemon and limes, whilst on the palate it is beautifully balanced with mineral & citrus flavours, a great length of fruit, and a soft, approachable acid structure.” - Marco Cirillo

When To Drink It

Cellaring: Now - 2021


About Cirillo

Marco Cirillo is Barossan to the core. His family lays claim to the world’s oldest Grenache vines, the most ancient of them dating back to 1850. His range of wines made primarily from Grenache and Shiraz scream quality at every level, with enormous value to match. Traditional Barossa through a modern lense.

About Barossa Valley

The Barossa has a big reputation. Big in every sense of the word. With a reputation for producing huge blockbusting examples of old vine Shiraz and Grenache envied by the rest of the world, it is a region that we should be proud of. But there is a new generation of winemakers reinventing the Barossa. We love the ‘new breed’ of the Barossa. Brave producers who both respect the tradition of the region and want to see it adapt to the tastes modern Aussie wine lover. Producers who will see this region develop into its full potential.

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