2020 Sorrenberg Inkerman Road Semillon et al

Beechworth, VIC

The only white wine released from the Sorrenberg stable in 2020. "Yes, drink younger, but this is a real delight in the glass as it stands." - Mike Bennie


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About The Wine

Neither the iconic Chardonnay or the estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon will be released from Sorrenberg in 2020, due to smoke affectations on the grapes from surrounding bushfires.

This is the only white wine from Barry and Jan's cellar in 2020. It's made from predominantly Semillon with a splash of Sauvignon Blanc. As with all Sorrenberg whites, it was fermented and matured in oak before bottling giving a lovely rich texture to the fresh citrus and tropical flavours of the Semillon and Sauvignon.

This is a lighter expression of the Sorrenberg vineyard, the slight smokiness of the 2020 harvest is evident but not overwhelming. It's a wine that will drink its best while in its youth.

About Sorrenberg

Barry and Jan Morey planted their stunning Beechworth vineyard in 1986. Their first release in 1989 began the Sorrenberg story, a story destined to be one of Australia's great estates.

Barry farms with adherence to biodynamics, believing this to be the best way to get the most out of his home block of 2.4 Ha. on the outskirts of Beechworth. Their wines are famous for their balance and longevity.

The wines are made in traditional fashion, with wild yeasts for fermentation, gentle oak maturation and basket pressing for each wine.

The Gamay, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cabernet blend are amongst the finest of heir kind in the country. Sorrenberg is one of the true gems of Beechworth, and indeed Australian, wine.

Vigneron Barry Morey
Vigneron Barry Morey
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
Additional Info

From The Producer

Semillon is the predominant variety in the 2020 Inkerman Road ‘Semillon et al’ due to the year, it also includes Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit comes from our estate and was handpicked, chilled, crushed and lightly pressed followed by French oak barrel fermentation.

Blend : Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Barry & Jan Morey
Barry & Jan Morey
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"The nose shows white nectarines and citrus which follows onto the palate with crisp acidity and a long, lingering mouth-feel. Best served chilled and is ready to drink." - Sorrenberg Wines

The Wine Front

"I was down in Beechworth just after the 2020 bushfires rolled through and happened upon fermenting grapes and grapes left on vines. I visited Sorrenberg and tasted the early ferments of white grapes and caught the first days of gamay macerating in juice. I couldn’t taste smoke taint in the wines, but Barry Morey, wise, been-there-done-that, said something along the lines of ‘I remember the last time fires ran through and did similar to our grapes and it came late, though these look pretty alright now, I know to bide my time”. And so the juice was tested, and “while there are minimal free smoke compounds there are some bound compounds, so we are recommending it is a drink now style”. There will be no 2020 Sorrenberg label wines. There’s this and a gamay et al instead. Loyalists will get something. Oh, and the Rose. Let’s get past the big question… there’s not much smoke issue here for me. A touch of bitterness in the finish, a little smoky acrid tang in the mid palate, nothing up front or in perfume. We get a delicious white wine around all that, zingy with acidity, lemon squeezed on fresh stone fruit feel, some light, creamy nougat notes softening around that fruit character. Length is a little shorter than the usual whites of Sorrenberg, but freshness is here in spades. Yes, drink younger, but this is a real delight in the glass as it stands." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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