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2015 Noble Rot Semillon

RRP
$40.00

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Region
Eden Valley
Description

Pale gold with lime-green hues. Enticing floral aromas of citrus blossom, honeysuckle and lemon curd, with subtle nuances of candied lime and apricot nectar. Concentrated layers of pear, citrus rind, aniseed and honey intertwine with precise acidity, beautifully balanced sweetness and fine texture, for a long and luscious finish.

…rich honey, lemon curd and tropical fruits supported by high quality oak. Sweet, mid weight with balanced acidity it is a rich style showing good concentration and length.

Angas Hughson, Wine Genius
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Product Information

Vintage
2015
Grape varieties
  • 100% Semillon
Technical Details
Alcohol
10.5%
pH
3.49
Acidity
7.72g/L
Bottle Size
375mL
Harvest Date
29 April - 7 May
Maturation
32% aged on lees for 6 months in seasoned 225L French barriques. Remainder aged on lees in tank for complexity without any obvious oak character and blended prior to bottling with residual sweetness of 157g/L.
Background
For centuries in Europe very late harvest wines have been made from grapes infected in the vineyard with the Botrytis cinerea mould, such as French sauternes and German beerenauslese. This mould, known as the Noble Rot, develops in the ripening grape berries causing higher sugar and acid levels to be achieved with corresponding enhancement of flavours and lusciousness of the wine.
Serving Temperature
6°C
Cellaring potential
Excellent vintage, 20+ years (from vintage)
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Vintage Description

A traditionally wet winter, mild spring and excellent fruit set provided a great start to the 2015 vintage after four vintages with below average yields. Spring was dry and led into a very mild, dry summer with no disease, resulting in fruit with higher natural acidity, and incredible flavour and colour concentration. A dry, warm and windy start to January,
however, resulted in one of the worst bushfires in the Adelaide Hills in living memory, though well away from our Lenswood vineyards. By the end of the first week, relief came with 60-75mm of rain and a record-breaking coolest January in 11 years. With the
onset of veraison at the end of January, the rain was perfectly timed for the old dry-grown vineyards, and the mild weather that followed from February through to April provided for a fairytale vintage. Most of our white varieties and some Eden Valley shiraz were in before Easter, moving on to the rest of our Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills red varieties soon after, and eventually winding down at the end of April as the rain and cooler temperatures set in. The 2015 vintage has provided stunning signature riesling and elegant shiraz from Eden Valley that show extraordinary flavour, purity of fruit and acid balance with the potential for excellent ageing.

Reviews

Angas Hughson Wine Genius

June, 2017

“…rich honey, lemon curd and tropical fruits supported by high quality oak. Sweet, mid weight with balanced acidity it is a rich style showing good concentration and length.”

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Nick Stock James Suckling

May, 2017

Kumquat, apricot and orange blossom make for an attractive offering with a slightly biscuity edge and almost peppery overtones. The palate has a smooth, orange-flavored layer across candied lemon fruits. The sugar/acid balance here is spot on, precise and elegant. Drink now through to 2025.