Springtime is one of the most magical times in the vineyard. Vines are coming out of their winter dormancy, weather is beginning to heat up and the activity for the season ahead is starting to take shape. So there’s no better time to launch our new range of Semillon wines.
This weekend, September 9th and 10th, will see us eagerly launch our new wines – the 2017 Glenguin Vineyard Semillon, the 2013 Aged Release Glenguin Vineyard Semillon and the 2017 ‘The Sticky’ Botrytised Semillon. We’ve been previewing the 2017 and 2013 dry Semillons in the cellar door for the last few weeks with overwhelmingly positive feedback, and it’s a joy to be offering our new vintage dessert wine for sale for the first time since the 2014 vintage sold out just after last Christmas.
The 2017 Glenguin Vineyard Semillon is a superb young drinking semillon with great freshness and acidity, Tahitian lime flavours dominating the palate. Everything at this stage points to it being a very long-lived semillon, on par with some of our best from over the years. It pairs fantastically with any seafood, but particularly fresh scallops.
The 2013 Aged Release Glenguin Vineyard Semillon is starting to show hints of mature flavours of honey and toast, but still retains a core of lime zest and crisp acidity. James Halliday recently gave it 95 points with a drinking window till 2028! Semillon is often not experienced in its prime, so it’s a real joy to be able to offer this wine with some bottle aged characters starting to shine.
The 2017 ‘The Sticky’ Botrytised Semillon has been made in a similar vein as the 2014 vintage that was in such high demand we sold out! We ease off on the residual sugar to develop a wine that doesn’t feel like a dessert in its own right, but is the perfect accompaniment to any number of desserts. We’re delighted to have the new vintage on tasting in the cellar door for the first time this weekend. Keep an eye on the blog for a perfect dessert to pair it with later this week.
All weekend, we will be offering our new Semillons at Wine Club Member’s prices. All wines will also be available to purchase online on Thursday September 14.
Join us in the cellar door this weekend for what will be the perfect welcome to spring!