Château Tanunda Wine Shop

150 Year Old Vines Semillon 2019

RRP: $60.00

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TASTING NOTES

Honey, Lemon, Grapefruit and hints of pineapple on the nose. Lively, fresh citrus and stonefruit on the fleshy palate with clean, fresh acidity on a long lingering finish. A seamless wine of fine acid structure and intense varietal flavours driving the length on the palate.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were handpicked, hand-sorted and gently basket pressed before fermentation in a combination of temperature-controlled stainless steel, and seasoned barrels.

This is followed by seven months’ barrel maturation in our cellars with regular lees stirring to enhance aroma and structure whilst building flavor complexity.

In keeping with our non-interventionalist winemaking style we have not fined this wine.

VINIFICATION

The Barossa is home to some of the world’s oldest ungrafted Semillon vines and the grapes for this wine are from an ancestor vineyard in the renowned Light Pass sub-region. The low yielding ‘Barossa Ancestor Vines’ were planted more than 150 years ago. Only 11.9 hectares of vines over 150 years exist in the Barossa, representing 0.17% of the region’s plantings

* Only 333 cases produced

REVIEWS
96 POINTS
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Exhibiting poise and elegance, the wine shows lemon peel, Granny Smith apple and blossom aromas on the nose with a hint of beeswax. It’s linear and persistent with outstanding concentration backed by vibrant acidity, finishing impressively long and engaging. A wine of splendid purity and style. At its best: 2022 to 2034. 
GOLD MEDAL
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2020

95 POINTS
Review by: James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

From a single vineyard in Light Pass, hand-picked and sorted, fermented in stainless steel before 7 months maturation in used French oak. There’s no question at all about the power and length of the wine, nor its varietal expression. Drink By 2028

 

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Additional Information
Weight 1.2 kg