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Eden Valley

Pale straw with lime green hues. Fragrant aromas of lemon blossom and white flowers are intertwined with Kaffir lime leaf, white peach, honeysuckle, shortcrust pastry and fresh-cut herbs. The palate is intense and focussed with layers of lemon curd, Granny Smith apple, grapefruit pith, crushed oregano and clove, balanced by mineral acidity and a long citrus finish.

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Product Information

Vintage
2022

Grape variety breakdown

100% Semillon

Technical Details
Alcohol: 12.5% | pH:

3.21

| Acidity:

5.81g/L

| Volume: 750mls

Harvest Date

18 March

Maturation

Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the aromatic fruit characters.

Background

This wine is a tribute to Louis Edmund Henschke (1919-1990), the fourth-generation grower of the Hill of Grace Vineyard. His expertise and dedication as a vigneron has meant that his legacy has resulted in the renowned vineyard being maintained using long-term organic practices. The Louis Semillon is a reserve selection from 50-year-old vines, grown on the Henschke Eden Valley Vineyard.

Cellaring potential

Exceptional vintage; 20+ years (from vintage).

Serving Temperature

9°C

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Vintage Description

The winter of 2021 brought good rainfall to refill soil profiles and the cool, slow start to the growing season resulted in budburst occurring two weeks later than average. An extreme hail event on 28 October decimated the young growth across our vineyards in Keyneton and significant crop potential was lost. Late flowering (late November/early December) avoided the cold and windy conditions, resulting in good fruit set, albeit smaller yields. A burst of summer heat without extremes supported berry development and balanced canopy growth. Welcome rain in late January kicked off veraison and ripening, providing a mild and dry finish to summer. 2022 was a late vintage with harvest dates 1-2 weeks later than the historical average. The resulting wines have great elegance with excellent aromatic and flavour intensity, bright acidity and wonderful ageing potential.

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