Antiquarian, Limited Clare Valley Semillon Riesling 2019
Limited Clare Valley Semillon Riesling 2019
The 2019 Antiquarian Semillon Riesling is the third 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 6.3
Region Single Vineyard Clare Valley, South Australia
Bottled January 2020
Cellar 10 years – to enjoy the bottle-matured flavours of these two noble grape varieties.
Vintage The 2019 Vintage saw the driest conditions in a decade. This, with early spring frosts, reduced yields to much lower than average. The result is intensity of colour and full flavours yet restrained elegance and acidity. Co-harvested 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 Light gold in colour with brilliant clarity.
Bouquet Exquisite fresh lemon sorbet and lively crisp apple aromas have delicate floral notes.
Palate Vibrantlemon sorbet, with a serious structure and length, is balanced with crisp acidity. The texture is at once generous and zippy with the combined strength of each variety collaborating in harmony.
Food Pairings Perfect with smoked fish, fresh seafood, crab cakes and curries, some delicate and soft cheese.
GOLD MEDAL - CWSA Best Value 2021
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 - Wines Showcase Magazine New Releases Dec 2017