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2017 Golden Child Alive or Just Breathing Semillon

Adelaide Hills, SA

Deliciously textural white from a passionate young winemaker looking to put Adelaide Hills Semillon on the map!

$32.00

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About
This is a ripper, and distinct in its expression. Watch out, summer.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This electric version of Semillon comes from the Southern end of Adelaide Hills.

This is a little more textural than most straight Semillons, a little foot-treading and time in older oak barrels lifting this from 'dry white' to a high energy white that crackles across the plate.

Mike Bennie rated it 93 points.

If you're seeking more interesting expressions of this often-overlooked variety, this is a cracker!

About Golden Child

Golden Child is the project of father-and-son team, David and James Hamilton.  David grows the grapes from his own vineyard in Kuitpo in the southern Adelaide Hills, while son James uses his wealth of winemaking experience to bring the wines to bottle.

Having their own 20+-year-old vineyard gives the Hamiltons enormous flexibility with the wines and allows James to craft some pretty unique offerings. The fruit is all hand-picked, fermented with natural yeasts and crafted together gently and with minimum additions.

The range is wide, colourful and wholly enjoyable - this is a new Hills producer to keep an eye on.

James Hamilton in the family vineyard
James Hamilton in the family vineyard
Kuitpo, Adelaide Hills
Additional Info

From The Producer

The crusher was broken the day we hand-picked so I convinced Dad to jump in the grape bins and crush the bunches by foot. We left them a while to extract flavour from the skins then basket pressed straight to barrel. The primary focus of this wine was texture but there is masses of citrus and spice.

Made from our ‘M Block’ Madeira clone, this wine is essentially Semillon made as a Chardonnay. The hand-picked bunches were gently crushed by foot then basket pressed. The juice was fermented wild in used Hogs Head barrels and left for ten months on full lees to develop texture. Racked once for bottling. No adds except minimal SO2.

Blend : Semillon (100%)
ABV : 12.30%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

James Hamilton strolling through his family
James Hamilton strolling through his family's vineyard
Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"This is one of my ‘keep an eye on’ producers, with a young winemaker taking over the family property and doing some really interesting things. This is a ripper, and distinct in its expression. Watch out, summer.Lemon verbena, faint flint notes, touches of briar-y herbal character, pretty in perfume and very fragrant. Tight and lemony to taste, dashes of pepper, touch of biscuity character, but clean, racy style, mouthwatering and precise. Very refreshing, lots to the wine. Delicious!" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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