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2017 Approach to Relaxation Nichon Semillon

Barossa Valley, SA

Textural, white Bordeaux-esque Semillon from old Barossa vines and a fascinating new producer.

$45.00

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About
Here’s a secret: Semillon is, and has always been, the greatest white grape in all the land.

Richard and Carla Betts

About The Wine

This fantastically textural and refreshing Semillon Sauvignon Blanc comes from the loving and brightly nail-polished hands of Richard and Carla Betts, two travelling American ex-Sommeliers who have a deep love for the great wines of the world made from these varieties.

The Semillon fruit is grown by gnarled old bush vines in the sandy soils of the Vine Vale sub-region of the Barossa. A splash of SB from the Adelaide Hills adds a little pop and crackle to the finished wine.

The fruit is fermented in seasoned oak barrels for ten months at low temperatures. With that amount of time in oak, the waxy, creamy textural components of barrel ageing impart another layer to what is quite vibrant and aromatic Semillon with plenty of zip and crunch.

Inspired bu the great white wines of Bordeaux, this is a seriously good and seriously interesting take on old vine Barossa Semillon which will be beautifully with a wide range of foods.

The ever-funky and extremely charming couple Richard and Carla
The ever-funky and extremely charming couple Richard and Carla
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Additional Info

From The Producer

 We are lucky enough to work with an old-vine parcel of Semillon from a vineyard down the road from our Rza Block (the heart of Sucette); the vines are 60-65 years of age, dry-grown, and own-rooted in the deep sand of the Vine Vale. The vineyard itself is feral; the owner prunes once and picks at harvest. Other than that, the vines are left to their own devices. We think that hard-won fruit is very special. That old Semillon in addition to a splash of bright young Sauvignon Blanc creates the perfect balance in our minds: the snappy SB helps to corset the velvety Semillon fruit.

They say the wine is made in the vineyard and we tend to agree, but you still have to crush the grapes and get the juice to ferment without screwing it up. For us this means a 12 hour basket press for the Semillon and Sauv Blanc, then straight to second-use French oak barrels to ferment in the cold room. Primary fermentation takes plus or minus 10 weeks to occur, and since we do not allow it to go through malolactic fermentation, it stays bright and yummy. After 10 months in barrel the wine is racked to tank for a few months and then bottled unfined and unfiltered. Be excited.

Blend : Semillon (90%), Sauvignon Blanc (10%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery

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