About The Wine
Plenty of interesting expressions of Semillon popping up from the Adelaide Hills nowadays. Here's another from Michael Corbett & co. at Vanguardist with a splash of Sauvignon Blanc in the mix.
A portion of this wine was fermented in egg on skins for three months lending more complexity as a young wine. Where many young Semillons can be very austere and one dimensional, this has plenty of swagger even as a pup.
It's juicy, succulent and incredibly moreish.
On a warm sunny day a cool glass of this will go down a treat.
Vanguardist is an up and coming producer from McLaren Vale started by three friends after many long nights in Hawkes Bay talking about their shared love of wine.
Their mission is to bring premium, authentic, small-batch wines to a market they see as crowded by "overly commercialised wines produced by corporates who take up all the elbow room."
They source very high-quality fruit from great vineyards across South Australia, looking to build wines with texture and vibrancy.
With experienced winemaker Michael Corbett at the helm, the future looks bright for this plucky challenger brand.