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Rosily Vineyard

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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SKU: SSB17

Appearance: Pale straw, brilliantly bright with a slight lemon tinge.

Nose: Aromatics reveal fresh nettle and ripe tropical fruits. Lightly toasted oak adds an extra dimension and depth.

Palate: A focused wine that displays citrus, grassy and subtle lime zest flavours. Deftly selected and handled oak provides vigour and complexity. Refreshing tangy acidity brings life to the finish.

Cellaring: This wine is ready for immediate drinking however has the structure to evolve slowly over the next 7 years.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Willyabrup
Harvest Date
Semillon - 21st and 30th of March 2017. Sauvignon Blanc – 9th, 16th and 17th and 21st of March 2017 (By hand)
Bottling Date
29th May 2017
Residual Sugar
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Decreasing vigour in the Semillon has allowed us to cease the use of Scott Henry and two tier trellising in the variety. This, along with the fact that another 10 rows of Semillon were grafted across to different varieties in the spring of 2016, has left a Semillon block that is both smaller and more uniform than has been the case in past years. The yield of 2.54 tonnes per acres was 6% more than the long term average, but the overall harvest of 8.92 tonnes was about 30% less than the Rosily average, reflecting the reduced number of vines.
Production Notes
60% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc.
Winemaker Notes
Hand harvested, then crushed, destemmed and chilled before pressing. Only free run juice and light pressings retained for Rosily wine; medium and heavy pressings removed. Oak treatment: 40% Barrel matured for 2 months in French Oak (100% new)
Production
Average Production (over 18 years) – 1121 cases. 2017 Production – 716 cases