Louis 2016 – Products – Henschke
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2016 Louis

RRP:
$33.00

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Region
Eden Valley
Description

Pale gold with lime green hues. Fragrant clover blossom, lemon curd, Nashi pear and stone-fruit aromas are elevated by notes of freshly cut meadow, biscuit and lanolin. Rich citrus, lemon butter and stone-fruit flavours are balanced with elegant and pure acidity, carrying the complex mid-palate along a clean and fine finish with excellent length.

Fresh sherbet-like aromatics. Tropical fruit flavours with a burst of citrus. Hay and woodsmoke notes emerge as the wine breathes. Texture and oomph in an elegant package.

Campbell Mattinson, WineFront, 13 May 2019
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Product Information

Vintage
2016
Grape varieties
  • 100% Semillon
Technical Details
Alcohol
12%
pH
3.02
Acidity
6.11g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
25 February
Maturation
5% aged for 8 months in seasoned 225L French barriques while the remaining 95% is aged in tank on lees.
Viticulture
The Henschke vineyards are nurtured under biodynamic principles
Background
A tribute to Louis Edmund Henschke (1919-1990), the fourth-generation grower of the Hill of Grace vineyard. His expertise as a vigneron has resulted in a legacy in the form of the famous vineyard being maintained using long-term organic principles. The semillon is a reserve selection from 50-year-old vines, grown in the Henschke vineyard at Eden Valley.
Serving Temperature
9°C
Cellaring potential
Excellent vintage, 20+ years (from vintage)
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Vintage Description

The 2016 vintage began with well below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm and dry spring, which enhanced flowering and set to give average to above-average yield potential. Low disease pressure was maintained by one of the hottest Decembers on record, though temperatures cooled down in the New Year and rainfall around veraison in late January brought relief to the dry-grown, old-vine Eden Valley vineyards. This was followed by further rainfall in early March which eased the stress on all varieties. The fruit matured with an earlier harvest, as predicted due to an early Easter. Open, light and airy vine canopies allowed for good flavour, sugar and colour and mature tannins to develop at harvest, which was overall characterised by average yields but very high quality.

Reviews

Campbell Mattinson WineFront

May, 13 2019

"Fresh sherbet-like aromatics. Tropical fruit flavours with a burst of citrus. Hay and woodsmoke notes emerge as the wine breathes. Texture and oomph in an elegant package."