Torbreck Woodcutters Semillon 2016
Fashioned with the savoury, food friendly dry whites of Southern France in mind, the Woodcutter’s Semillon is the ideal tonic after a long day in the vineyard. Medium bodied with a pristine lemon hue this youthful Semillon offers delicate scents of lime, melted butter, candle wax, and toasted brioche. The copper-pink skins of this robust, age-old ‘Madeira Clone’ flesh out the palate, lending notes of tropical pineapple, roasted cashew and white peach. Underlying notes of citrus oil and minerals maintain the wines freshness whilst a crisp spine of razor-like acidity neatly lace together the finish and provide length. Although beautifully enjoyable in its youth with sashimi and fresh shellfish this wine will continue to increase in complexity with time and will provide compelling drinking over the coming years with chicken and pasta.
VARIETAL: 100% Semillon (Madeira Clone)
SUB-DISTRICTS: Rowland Flat, Kalimna & Seppeltsfield
HARVEST: 5 th February to 2 nd March 2016
pH: 3.28 TA: 6.10 g/L ALCOHOL: 14 %
Fruit from each vineyards was handpicked and gently ‘whole bunch’ pressed to individual vats where they were left to settle. After 24 hours the younger blocks were racked to tank whilst the older more robust parcels were transferred to seasoned French barriques where they underwent a long cool fermentation. The various components were later ‘assembled’ prior to bottling on the 10th of November 2016.