Antiquarian, Limited Clare Valley Semillon Riesling 2018
Limited Clare Valley Semillon Riesling 2018
The 2018 Antiquarian Semillon Riesling is the second release and innovates with two varieties that grow superbly in the Clare Valley.
From our estate vineyard, Semillon is generous with texture and tropical fruits.
Riesling adds zing through the mid-palate.
A refined and poised wine from low yielding vines that was co-fermented and matured in second use French Oak.
Fruit 52% Semillon, 48% Riesling
Titratable Acidity 5.9
Region Single Vineyard Clare Valley, South Australia
Bottled September 2019
Cellar 10 years – to enjoy the bottle-matured flavours of these two noble grape varieties.
Vintage The 2018 Vintage conditions were long and slow with low rainfall and above average ambient temperatures. This dry period continued right though the growing season resulting in perfect finishing conditions. Co Harvest at optimum maturity crushed and press together and left to settle overnight. Then rough racked into freshly shaven and toasted Fresh oak Barriques for fermentation. Frequent less stirring has assisted to the wine’s unique creamy palate.
Colour Pale gold in colour with brilliant clarity.
Palate Refines with elegant flavours of mandarin, Lemon cheesecake and honey dew. The texture is at once generous and zippy with the combined strength of each variety Collaborating in harmony.
Bouquet Fresh tropical fruits with aromatic citric blossom, with hint of fresh herbs and light spice.
Food Pairings Perfect with seafood, both fresh and chargrilled, some delicate and soft cheese.
93 points - Wine Showcase Magazine August 2019
89 points - James Halliday Wine Companion 2020
Double Gold Medal - CWSA Best Value 2018 Hong Kong
88 points/silver - Wines Showcase Magazine New Releases Dec 2017