2020 Thomas Wines Joe's Block Semillon

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A brand new cuvee from Andrew Thomas and a must-try for any Semillon fan.

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A new chapter here for Andrew Thomas - the first time he's made a Semillon from outside the Hunter Valley!

The 2020 vintage forced Thommo to look abroad, with some fruit kindly offered up via good mate and winemaking legend Reid Bosward from an old vineyard in the Barossa Valley. With extra ripeness from the Barossa Thommo's thrown some oak at this, adding texture and complexity to what is deliciously pure Semillon fruit.

An exciting new chapter for Andrew Thomas, and a must-try for any Semillon fan.

Specialising in Semillon and shiraz, Thomas Wines produce world-class, uniquely regional wine styles. This is the first time we have produced a Semillon from the Barossa Valley. In fact, the first time we have produced a single vineyard Semillon from outside the Hunter Valley. The idea came about as a result of two of our three single-vineyard Hunter Semillons not being picked in the 2020 vintage due to the effects of smoke taint on those particular vineyards.

Joe's Block, owned and operated by Jim and Cheree Boehm, is situated on the deep alluvial loam soils of the Barossa's Light Pass district. The 1.7Ha block was planted in 1983. Like many Australian wine regions, the Barossa was also in the grips of quite a severe drought, receiving only 40% of its average long term rainfall ahead of the 2020 growing season. The lower yields were offset by a coolish end to the ripening period, leading to a slightly later picking date of 19th February.

The hand-picked fruit was sent to my good mates at Kaesler wines for whole bunch pressing, and then the chilled juice was transported to the Hunter for fermentation. As a salute to the traditional Barossa style, half of the wine was fermented in used French oak Hogsheads (300L), the other half in tank providing an excellent stylistic contrast to our classic Hunter Semillons.

95 Points - "So, 2020, not so good for the eastern seaboard, and many winemakers have called mates for a bit of extra grape source to help out. Thommo seeking some extra fruit around some troublesome Hunter Valley vineyards reached out to his good mate Reid Bosward in South Australia for some semillon fruit and has made this wine. This wine matures in barrel and stainless, builds a bit of texture, it does something good and different in 2020. How cool that this significant producer, if not one of the greats of semillon, is doing this with the 'other region's' fruit…It's awesome. It does texture and flavour so well. Succulent and faintly chalky (the finish is all chalk), this wine runs with green pear, lemon, green melon, and lots of blanched almond. Yep. Unreal. It moves with energy, it holds texture, it does savoury too. It's delicious! Complex, compelling, clever and good. It shifts the dial on semillon while making you drink something awesome. Bravo, Thommo." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Thomas Wines

Andrew Thomas is one of the modern day legends of the Hunter Valley.

He has made some of the region's greatest wines for over three decades and his personal label is one of the most highly regarded wineries in the region.

His focus is on premium examples of the region's hero varieties: Shiraz and Semillon, and has access to some of the region's best vineyards to craft them.

A mentor to much of the next generation of Hunter producers, if you want to try the essence of the Hunter Valley, Thommo's wines are a must try.

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