2019 Apis Florea

Crawford River |Henty |Sauv Blanc Semillon
A white blend walk on the wild side - barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc Semillon with a hint of nutty flor development.

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The Apis series of wines from Belinda Thomson at Crawford River are her chance to wander off the family estate and tinker with the fruit from neighbouring growers.

The youthful experimental side of an iconic stalwart brand, Apis is the latin name for bee, that being Belinda's oft-used nickname.

The Florea is a fascinating Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend aged in untopped-up French oak, making for an minimal intervention oxidative style, with a hint of nutty yeast flor.

A delicious, leesy, complex white blend.

Made from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes grown at the Crawford River Vineyard, this wine is made with minimal intervention.

Whole clusters were pressed, and the juice settled overnight in tank to remove heavy solids. Subsequently racked to old, French Oak barrels for fermentation, the wine spent around 16 months on lees.

The wine in barrel was not topped for a significant period, with the hope that an amount of ullage and time would create positive, oxidative elements to enhance complexity. After settling in tank for another couple of months, a miniscule sulphur addition was made for protection on to the bottling line. Not fined.

The name Florea is derived from Apis Florea, the Red, Dwarf Honeybee. It is also a nod to the small amount of Flor that developed in one of the barrels after fermentation, imparting a slight hint of the character.

Region: Henty, VIC
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
ABV: 13%
Closure: 750ml
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Crawford River

Crawford River is very much a family operation. The talented Thomson clan have been producing wine from their beautiful home vineyard since 1985.

The Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc thrive on the estate, but it's Riesling that they are most famous for.

They produce a range of styles of varying ages that are outstanding. Many consider them as one of the country's premier producers of the noble variety.

These are wines of purity and elegance. Small-batch, family-owned, traditional winemaking and good, honest farming is at the core of everything Crawford River does.

Belinda and John Thomson - Henty, VIC Crawford River

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