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2020 Halliday 4.5 star winery

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.

Alcohol   13.1%  

Closure  DIAM

Fruit   52% Semillon, 48% Riesling 

pH   3.06

Titratable Acidity  5.9

G&F  4.92   

Region   Single Vineyard Clare Valley, South Australia

Production  three hundred six packs

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. Vegan  

2019 vintage

pre-release

 

2018 vintage

93 POINTS   

Wine Showcase Magazine August 2019

89 POINTS   

James Halliday Wine Companion 2020

 

2017 vintage

Double Gold Medal  

CWSA Best Value 2018 Hong Kong

88 points/silver  

Wines Showcase Magazine New Releases Dec 2017

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